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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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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