a dividend paid to stockholders in addition to the regular dividend.
- Also called extra dividend.
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How to use special dividend in a sentence
Uncertainty over dividend taxes spurred a gusher of special dividend payouts—7.5 times more than average.
They were extended another two years, so the special-dividend payers were acting in haste.
All told, the special dividend payouts totaled some $30.9 billion.
An average fourth quarter has about 31 special dividend announcements.
The capital stock of this concern was then distributed gratis as a special dividend among its own shareholders.Railroads: Rates and Regulations | William Z. Ripley
Susannah knew that they were paying three per cent dividends a monthand in April there was a special dividend of two per cent.Out of the Air | Inez Haynes Irwin
A regular dividend of two shillings per share, and a special dividend of as much more was declared, aggregating in all £30,000.The Wedge of Gold | C. C. Goodwin