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special dividend

a dividend paid to stockholders in addition to the regular dividend.
Also called extra dividend. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Susannah knew that they were paying three per cent dividends a monthand in April there was a special dividend of two per cent.

    Out of the Air Inez Haynes Irwin
  • The capital stock of this concern was then distributed gratis as a special dividend among its own shareholders.

  • A regular dividend of two shillings per share, and a special dividend of as much more was declared, aggregating in all £30,000.

    The Wedge of Gold C. C. Goodwin

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