$GME How I understand it. The dividend shares are supposed to be delivered to the DTCC by the transfer agent (Computershare) after they divy up dividend shares to people holding on Computershare. After receiving these dividend shares from transfer agent, the DTCC is supposed to deliver to the dividend shares to shareholders holding on exchanges like E*trade and Fidelity. The DTCC obviously does not have enough dividend shares so they are telling brokers it is just a normal split and and not a dividend split.