final dividend

Final Dividend

The last dividend declared in a given fiscal year. The final dividend is determined after all financial reports have been made and the company has the clearest pictures of its performance that year. As a result, the final dividend is often the largest, as the company does not have to worry about being conservative if expected revenues do not match actual revenues. The term is most common in the United Kingdom.

final dividend

1. The final dividend payment from a firm that is liquidating.
2. The last dividend of a firm's fiscal year. The final dividend is declared when management is able to estimate rather accurately the firm's earnings and its dividend-paying ability. Also called year-end dividend. Compare interim dividend.

final dividend

see DIVIDEND.
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NIC further unveiled a final dividend payout of KES0.25 per share, the same as the interim dividend and the final dividend for the preceding year.
The bank said that it would pay a final dividend of USD0.80 a share, taking the full year dividend to AUD1.56.
If the merger is completed on the expected date of 1 June 2010, the final dividend will be USD0.1389890 per share.
KARACHI, February 18, 2010 (Balochistan Times): The Board of directors of the ICI Pakistan Limited has announced a final dividend of Rs 4.50 per share for 2009.
The company declared a final dividend to 1.7 pence a share from 2.72 pence last year, bringing total dividend to 3.2 pence per share, lower than last year's 4.2 pence.
Shareholders get a final dividend of 1.30p a share against 1.15p last time.
The final dividend would have been paid out on 2001's results, which Sherwood said had been boosted by a strong end to the year.
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At the 2017 Annual General Meeting of TBC Bank Group PLC ("TBC PLC") held on 5 June 2017 (the "AGM"), TBC PLC shareholders passed a resolution to declare a final dividend of GEL 1.42 per TBC PLC share (the "Final Dividend").
In addition, the board of TLA intends to recommend a final dividend in respect of the financial year ended 31 December 2015 of approximately 0.8 pence per share which is expected to be paid before completion of the Possible Offer.
A Salesman and lately carrying on business as City Trader (with another) at 18 Broad Street, Barry, South Glamorgan (second hand furniture sales) D.O.B: 1 October 1957 I intend to pay within four months from 14th January 2015 (being the last day for proving) the first and final dividend of 2.22 p/PS.
The two issuers' plans to pass final dividend on ordinary stock for the 2008 fiscal year resulted in a four-notch gap between their long-term ratings and the hybrid securities ratings in March 2009 as part of a larger hybrid rating realignment on European banks, S&P explained.