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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Pleural plaques sufferers had been entitled to pay outs before 2007 when Law Lords ruled them ineligible for compensation.
After weeks of negotiations Rhodia has now reached a deal with the GMB and Amicus, which also represents workers at the plant, to secure pay outs according to their final salary.
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.
PAY outs by the Royal Mail to customers in North Wales and Cheshire for lost or delayed post reached almost pounds 200,000 last year.
The pay outs will cover 90% of the workers accrued pensions.
Controversy has dogged the miners' compensation scheme in recent years after it was discovered lawyers acting on behalf of claimants were deducting success fees from pay outs, with more than 1,541 complaints received by the Law Society's Consumer Complaints Service (CCS).
Confident Riddle said: ``There wouldn't be many pay outs because although we go on about some lapses in quality most visitors love this country, love the experience and most of all they love the people.
As part of the terms of its deal to insure bad debts, the Government wants to dictate both the "quantum and shape" of the pay outs at the bank for 2009, it is claimed.