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English definition of “distribution fee”

distribution fee

noun [C]    
( US also 12b-1 fee) FINANCE, MARKETING an amount of money that may be used to pay for marketing , advertising , and selling mutual funds : Distribution fees that are used to pay marketing and distribution expenses cannot exceed 0.75% of a fund’s average net assets per year .
COMMERCE the amount of money paid to a film company in order to buy the rights to show a film in different cities or countries : Distribution fees are based on a percentage of the revenues studios receive from releasing movies in theaters , on DVD , and in other media .
(Definition of distribution fee noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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