Pay Out


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Pay Out

To pay dividends to shareholders, as opposed to reinvesting profits in the company. The more of a company's profits it pays out, the less it reinvests (or plows back). Whether or not this is desirable depends on the rate of growth. Investors tend to prefer a higher pay-out in a slow-growing company and a lower one in a fast-growing company.
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Because his claim was lodged before the 2007 ruling, he will receive a pay out.
Almost 40,000 employees who have been saving between pounds 5 and pounds 250 a month for up to five years, will receive their pay outs in the next few days.
The nearest challenger is Clerical Medical, which would pay out pounds 68,142, while Scottish Widows would pay pounds 59,762, Norwich Union pounds 59,568 and Legal & General pounds 59,047
It has filed numerous lawsuits to curb pay outs related to the spill after taking provisions for $42.
But there was good news for some Clerical Medical customers who have seen long term bonus pay outs rise compared to last year.
STANDARD Life slashed pay outs by seven per cent yesterday and warned the lower rates were here to stay.
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Newspaper reports quoted RBS insiders as saying that pay outs in its investment banking division would be "at the low, low end of the scale" - even if that meant losing experienced staff to better-paying rivals.