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English definition of “final dividend”

final dividend

noun [S]
 
 
(also final distribution) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
the last dividend paid by a company at the end of its financial year, or the amount of this dividend: Before the final dividend is declared, the directors must review the company's financial statements and assess its profitability. The Group has declared a final distribution of 47 cents per bond, ahead of its annual results. → Compare interim dividend
the last dividend payment before a company stops paying them, for example because it has been bought by another company
(Definition of final dividend from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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