|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2018
The Sub-share Certificates (“Sub-shares”) and the Certificates of Proprietary Interest are freely interchangeable in the ratio of one Certificate of Proprietary Interest for 3,000 Sub-shares or 3,000 Sub-shares for one Certificate of Proprietary Interest.
On March 16, 2018, we paid $31.7 million in dividends representing a cash dividend of $1.05 per Sub-share and a special dividend of $3.00 per Sub-share for sub-shareholders of record at the close of business on March 9, 2018.
On March 16, 2017, we paid $10.7 million in dividends representing a cash dividend of $0.35 per Sub-share and a special dividend of $1.00 per Sub-share for sub-shareholders of record at the close of business on March 9, 2017.
Repurchases of Sub-shares
During the nine months ended September 30, 2018, we purchased and retired 39,768 Sub-shares. During the nine months ended September 30, 2017, we purchased and retired 88,272 Sub-shares.
The entire disclosure for shareholders' equity comprised of portions attributable to the parent entity and noncontrolling interest, including other comprehensive income. Includes, but is not limited to, balances of common stock, preferred stock, additional paid-in capital, other capital and retained earnings, accumulated balance for each classification of other comprehensive income and amount of comprehensive income.
Reference 1: http://www.xbrl.org/2003/role/presentationRef