German here, THIS IS HUGE: Bafin (The German SEC) has just confirmed in a publication that Gamestop dividend shares are incorrectly booked in Germany.
Here you can find the publication: BaFin - Aktuelles - GameStop
and on Twitter: Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht auf Twitter: „Aus aktuellem Anlass informiert die BaFin in diesem Thread über Aktien der #Gamestop Corp. $GME #GME (1/5) https://t.co/GULpT70mbG“ / Twitter
"Due to current occasion BaFin informs in this thread about shares of #Gamestop Corp. $GME
GameStop Corp. resolved a stock split in the form of a stock dividend at the beginning of July. BaFin has - also due to some indications from investors - instructed the custodian banks to ensure the deposit of the new shares.
Technically, however, the capital measure has so far been treated by the relevant data providers as a stock split and not as a stock dividend. On July 29, 2022, however, individual data providers had changed the type of corporate action to a stock dividend, but reversed this on August 1, 2022. For individual custodian banks, this may require a purely technical recalculation, but this should be implemented within a few days. The holdings of old and new shares already held in custody by these banks will not be affected by this recalculation."
We Germans are loud and it seems to have an effect! Bafin has closed pornhub and acted surprisingly quickly!