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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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This special dividend is due on 26 May 2017 to stockholders of record at the close of business as of 17 May 2017.
Cohen commented, "The decision to pay a special dividend reflects our history of generating cash from operations, our strong balance sheet, and our confidence in our long-term growth prospects.
GEO expects the GEO Board to make a decision as to whether to approve the special dividend on or before December 7, 2012.
Through the special dividend, regular quarterly dividends and share repurchases the investment bank will have paid out some USD45m to shareholders this year, the company's CEO, John Duffy, said.
Stockholders will receive one check representing dividends paid under both the quarterly and special dividend.
Including special dividends, this declaration represents the bank's 485th dividend payment, with the bank having paid an equal or greater dividend each year to shareholders since 1916.
This sixty-fourth consecutive quarterly dividend and the fifteenth consecutive annual special dividend communicate our continued confidence in our belief that a prudently operated, well capitalized local bank can profitably serve both its stockholders and its communities.
This special dividend will be paid on or about 23 January 2015 to stockholders of record as of the close of business on 15 January 2015.
A portion of the special dividend in the amount of $0.
This special dividend is payable on 10 December 2014 to stockholders of record as of 31 October 2014 in cash and common shares.
NEW YORK -- Acadia Realty Trust (NYSE:AKR - "Acadia" or the "Company") announced today the results of the shareholders' elections relating to the Company's special dividend as previously declared by its Board of Trustees.
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