Question: Hanmi Financial Corporation is the parent company of Hanmi Bank

Hanmi Financial Corporation is the parent company of Hanmi Bank. The company's stock split was announced in the following Business Wire:

LOS ANGELES (BUSINESS WIRE) Jan. 20—Hanmi Financial Corporation (Nasdaq), announced that the Board of Directors has approved a two-for-one stock split, to be effected in the form of a 100 percent common stock dividend. Hanmi Financial Corporation stockholders of record at the close of business on January 31 will receive one additional share of common stock for every share of common stock then held. Distribution of additional shares issued as a result of the split is expected to occur on or about February 15.
At the time of the stock split, 24.5 million shares of common stock, $.001 par per share, were outstanding.

1. Prepare the journal entry, if any, that Hanmi recorded at the time of the stock split.
2. What is the probable motivation for declaring the 2-for-1 stock split to be effected by a dividend payable in shares of common stock?
3. If Hanmi's stock price had been $36 at the time of the split, what would be its approximate value after the split (other things equal)?

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