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Special dividend

Also referred to as an extra dividend. Dividend that is unlikely to be repeated.

Special Dividend

A non-recurring dividend that a company may choose to distribute to shareholders after a particularly profitable period. A company may also choose to distribute special dividends if it wishes to restructure its financing from equity-based to debt-based. In general, however, one may think of a special dividend as a "bonus" for shareholders in good times. It is also called an extra dividend or a bonus dividend.

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The reasons for us not having a bonus dividend are obvious to us, but may seem unclear to you, our members, who have come to rely on them," said Tew.
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The regular dividend is payable on January 8, 2007 and the bonus dividend is payable on January 11, 2007 to shareholders of record at the close of business on December 29, 2006.
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