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Describing a stock that entitles the holder to a flat dividend and nothing else. That is, the dividend will not be higher if the company performs particularly well, but instead remains the same at all times. However, nonparticipating stockholders are usually entitled to a minimum dividend, unlike common stock holders, who do not have a similar right. Most preferred stock is nonparticipating. See also: Participating preferred stock.


1. Of, relating to, or being a class of preferred stock that does not have the right to participate with common stock in earnings growth through increases in dividends. Nearly all preferred stock issues are nonparticipating. Compare participating.
2. Of or relating to a type of life insurance policy in which policyholders do not share in the investment successes or failures of the insurer. Compare participating.
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Guaranteed Acceptance Life Insurance (GALI) (Policy Form (NY-GIWL2112PMM) is a level-premium, non-participating permanent life insurance policy and is issued by Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual), Springfield, MA 01111-0001, in New York.
The cost of capital raising for firms would rise by 100 basis points or more in non-participating member states because of their reliance on short-term debt capital markets, it said.
source dividends and interest paid to non-participating foreign financial institutions will begin Jan.
The independent variable was school participation classified as either recognized "Healthy Schools" or non-participating schools.
But small business participation in the apprenticeships programme is very low, and this is down to a number of issues relating to barriers, and the differences between participating and non-participating businesses.
By 2015, the participating farmers are expected to earn six times more per acre of degraded land than non-participating farmers," said a project communique.
Non-participating physicians can make assignment decisions on a claim-by-claim basis.
Meanwhile, they only have to be set back 165 feet from the nearest non-participating landowner's occupied building.
It took two years for the earnings of those who received job retraining to catch up to those of their non-participating counterparts.
As a region, we need to address the lack of awareness amongst non-participating employers.
Survey participants receive complimentary copies of the report and non-participating IARW members may purchase the report at a discount.
com), Aetna's secure provider Web site via NaviNet offers many easy-to-use features to both participating and non-participating physicians, hospitals and other health care professionals.

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