liquidating dividend

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Liquidating dividend

Payment by a firm to its owners from capital rather than from earnings.

Liquidating Dividend

A dividend paid to shareholders out of a company's capital or assets, rather than its earned income. That is, a liquidating dividend occurs when a company pays more than its total profit in dividends. This usually happens when shareholders believe that the company is no longer sustainable or profitable. Therefore, liquidating dividends are considered a return of shareholders' investments, rather than profit on them. All of the firm's debts must be paid before it can pay liquidating dividends. See also: Final dividend.

liquidating dividend

A pro rata distribution of cash or property to stockholders as part of the dissolution of a business. For example, a firm may be liquidated because the officers believe its stock price does not adequately reflect the value of its assets. All debts and other obligations usually must be satisfied before issuance of a final liquidating dividend. A stock paying a liquidating dividend is indicated in stock transaction tables in newspapers by the symbol C, next to the dividend column. See also final dividend, General Utilities Doctrine.
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It is intended that the value of the sale of CSL (together with the group's cash holdings) will be distributed to Southern Mining shareholders by liquidating the Company and paying liquidation dividends.
Assuming further that the current Rand/US$ exchange rate remains stable, these liquidation dividends should be in the order of the amounts shown below:
and/or liquidation dividends have been paid to preferred shareholders,
cumulative dividends and the liquidation dividend equals $20 per share,