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The Board will propose the amount of the final dividend at the time of the announcement of the full year results and it will be subject to the approval by the General Meetings of Shareholders.
The dividend from the Dutch source is subject to a 15% dividend tax.
The dividend from the Belgian source is subject to a 25% withholding tax reduced to 15% when the corresponding coupon from the VVPR strip is presented simultaneously with the share coupon.
www.fortis.com /Shareholders/dividend.asp   (591 words)

  Dividend Valuation Waves
Dividends are strangely subject to double taxation, which is grossly immoral and indefensible.
General dividend yields were squeezed down to an excruciating 1% in the mania bidding frenzy for bubble stocks, a dismal level so incredibly low that it may not even have a past precedent in a major world market in all of history.
Dividend yields alone would have provided contrarians with all the correct guidance they needed to sell high in the midst of a frenzy when the rest of the equity world was blinded by vast greed.
www.zealllc.com /2003/dividend.htm   (3351 words)

 Dividend information
Dividends on the ordinary shares are normally paid twice a year: an interim dividend in April and a final dividend in October.
Cash dividend payments are made by cheque on the dividend payment date unless you choose to mandate your dividends, in which case they will be paid direct to your bank or building society account on the payment date.
To be eligible to participate in the DRIP for a particular dividend, your shareholding must appear on the share register on the record date for the payment of that dividend.
www.diageo.com /en-row/Investors/ShareholderServices/OrdinaryShares/DividendInfo   (408 words)

The dividend is most often quoted in terms of the dollar amount each share receives (dividends per share).
Dividends may be in the form of cash, stock or property.
High-growth companies rarely offer dividends because all of their profits are reinvested to help sustain higher-than-average growth.
www.investopedia.com /terms/d/dividend.asp   (484 words)

 Dividend Money
These dividend yields are quite a bit higher than the average yields for these companies, not to mention that some of the largest banks in the gargantuan US economy are selling at 10-12 times earnings!
In this case it would be prudent to hold some investments in high quality, dividend growth stocks that pay their dividends in United States Currency.
This regular dividend is payable on November 16, 2007, to shareholders of record as of November 9, 2007.
dividendmoney.com   (2469 words)

Dividends may be payable in respect of preference shares and ordinary shares, the payment first being made in respect of preference shares.
Shareholders cannot insist on the payment of dividends, even where the profits are amply sufficient, if the directors decline to declare a dividend, except in the case of fraud.
Dividends must be paid in cash unless the Articles of Association of the company state that payment may also be made in e.g.
www.clickdocs.co.uk /glossary/dividend.htm   (129 words)

  dividend. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Dividend disbursements are based on a percentage of the par value of the stock or are a certain sum per share of no-par-value stock.
Dividends may be paid in stocks when the accumulated profits of a company are to be retained for reinvestment in the business.
Dividends in the form of notes, often called scrip dividends, are rare; they are only paid when the company has earnings that it expects to convert into cash before the notes are due.
www.bartleby.com /65/di/dividend.html   (369 words)

 Dividend Basics, Stock Dividends - CallWriter's MONEY newsLETTER
Growth companies frequently do not pay dividends, preferring instead to use their cash to spur growth, on the assumption that the growth in the stock price is more valuable to their stockholders than a dividend would be.
By paying dividends, a company essentially is conceding that the growth obtainable from reinvesting profits may not provide as great a return to investors as the dividend payments.
Dividends thus are a much more important factor for investors in flat and declining markets, but much less important in bull markets, when investors are looking for a quick buck due to market forces.
www.callwriter.com /newsletter/dividend-basics.htm   (2587 words)

 Who Really Benefits from Dividend Tax Relief?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Indeed, these effects may well mean that the tax treatment of dividends is contributing to some of the economy's worst problems, under­scoring the hope that Congress will make the tax treatment of dividends more economically neutral.
For example, corpora­tions could be allowed to deduct dividend payments from their taxes (just as they do with interest payments), or individual investors could be given tax credits on their personal tax returns using the "imputation credit" method.
Since dividend tax relief means that firms are more likely to increase their dividend payments, the benefit of this type of tax relief will also accrue to individuals holding equities in retirement accounts even though the benefit will not immediately show up on their tax returns.
www.heritage.org /Research/Taxes/CDA03-02.cfm   (3960 words)

 Dividend - Shareholders / Investors | BNP Paribas Bank
Dividends from 1996 through 2000 have been adjusted to take into account the split in half of the face value of the share on 20th Fefruary 2002.
The dividend may be paid in cash or with an option to receive payment in the form of additional shares.
In the event that the dividend due does not correspond to a round number of shares, the shareholder may choose to be paid a balancing cash adjustment or, alternatively, to pay a further amount allowing him to acquire an additional share.
invest.bnpparibas.com /en/financial-data/dividend.asp   (295 words)

 Dividend Reinvestment Program
Your dividend is subject to income tax just as if you had received a check, and payment by the company of brokerage commissions and bank fees on your behalf constitutes additional taxable income to you.
Dividend reinvestment will begin with the first dividend payment following receipt of your authorization, provided you checked off the dividend reinvestment option and there is sufficient time for processing prior to the dividend record date.
It is understood that any stock dividends or stock splits distributed by the company on all shares participating in the plan, whether they are held by the transfer agent or held by the participant, will be credited to the participant's account.
www.abbott.com /global/url/content/en_US/70.30.80:80/general_content/General_Content_00099.htm   (2783 words)

 Share dividend
The dividend policy applied by Océ—as approved by the General Meeting of Shareholders on March 2, 2004—is to distribute about one-third of the net income attributable to holders of ordinary shares to this class of shareholders.
In addition, Océ’s policy is that a reduction in the dividend per ordinary share will not be made in the event that the net income is not sufficient to implement the dividend policy.
The dividend policy will be re-evaluated after the sale of the existing lease portfolio and after the resultant actions have been completed.
www.oce.com /en/Investor/Shares/Sharedividend.htm   (240 words)

 Personal Finance: Money 101: Glossary
The few days between the board of directors' declaration of a stock dividend (declaration date) and the date of record, or the date an individual must own shares to be entitled to a dividend.
Accumulated dividends on cumulative preferred stock that are deemed payable to the current holder.
Dividend paid for the past 12 months divided by the number of common shares outstanding, as reported by a company.
money.cnn.com /services/glossary/d.html   (9483 words)

 Please avoid dividend yield funds
Dividend yield funds are diversified equity funds, which invest predominantly in stocks with a high dividend yield.
Dividend yield is defined as the dividend per share divided by the stock's market price at the time of investment.
UTI Dividend Yield Fund had the most concentrated portfolio with 58.3 per cent of its assets in the top 10 stocks, while Principal Dividend Yield had the most well-diversified portfolio with 42.5 per cent in the top 10 stocks.
www.rediff.com /money/2006/jun/06perfin.htm   (778 words)

 SAIC: Expected Payment of the Special Dividend
Instead, outstanding options that were granted before the dividend record date (October 12, 2006) will be adjusted to preserve their pre-dividend value.
Dividend Amount - The amount of the special dividend is $15 per share of Class A Common Stock and $300 per share of Class B Common Stock.
If IRS guidance has not been received, the dividend will be allocated to participants' individual accounts in the Plan by the end of March 2007.
www.saic.com /shareholder/news/dividend.html   (658 words)

 Back to Basics - What Is the Demographic Dividend? - Finance & Development - September 2006
This dividend period is quite long, lasting five decades or more, but eventually lower fertility reduces the growth rate of the labor force, while continuing improvements in old-age mortality speed growth of the elderly population.
The dividends are sequential: the first dividend begins first and comes to an end, and the second dividend begins somewhat later and continues indefinitely.
The second dividend begins toward the end of the intermediate phase and extends through the late phase, but the policies for realizing the second dividend are best established during the intermediate phase.
www.imf.org /external/pubs/ft/fandd/2006/09/basics.htm   (1267 words)

 Tata Group | Media releases | Tata Dividend Yield Fund pays out 4% dividend
The Tata Dividend Yield Fund, an open-ended equity scheme aims to invest predominantly in shares with dividend yields higher than that of BSE Sensex at the time of investment.
Dividend yield will be considered high if it is greater than the dividend yield of BSE Sensex that is last released.
Risk associated with high dividend yield stocks: Though the investments would be in companies having a track record of dividend payments, the performance of the scheme would inter-alia depend on the ability of these companies to sustain dividends in future.
www.tata.com /tata_assetmgt/releases/20050208.htm   (659 words)

 dividend Definition
Dividends are usually given as cash (cash dividend), but they can also take the form of stock (stock dividend) or other property.
Dividends provide an incentive to own stock in stable companies even if they are not experiencing much growth.
The companies that offer dividends are most often companies that have progressed beyond the growth phase, and no longer benefit sufficiently by reinvesting their profits, so they usually choose to pay them out to their shareholders.
www.investorwords.com /1509/dividend.html   (235 words)

 Ex-Dividend Dates
When a company declares a dividend, it sets a record date when you must be on the company's books as a shareholder to receive the dividend.
With a significant dividend, the price of a stock may move up by the dollar amount of the dividend as the ex-dividend date approaches and then fall by that amount after the ex-dividend date.
The stock dividend may be additional shares in the company or in a subsidiary being spun off.
www.sec.gov /answers/dividen.htm   (553 words)

 General Electric : Investor Communications : Dividend History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
GE has paid a dividend each quarter for over one hundred years.
The dividend payment amount Per Share is the actual amount paid per share.
No adjustments were taken for stock splits, but the splits are shown for clarification.
www.ge.com /en/company/investor/dividend_history.htm   (66 words)

 Dividend   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A stock that paid a 5 percent dividend and appreciated in value 5 percent in one year is said to have a 10 percent "total return" for that year.
It'd be great to find a stock that pays a fat dividend and also raises in price a lot, but there's a reason stocks like that are just about impossible to find.
That's why high dividend payers tend to be stocks that don't have a lot of growing left to do, like electric utilities and established industry leaders.
www.bankrate.com /brm/news/investing/20001018b.asp   (839 words)

To avoid conflict, the brokerage industry has set up the convention of declaring that the right to the dividend remains with the stock until 4 days prior to the holder-of-record date; on the fourth day before the record date the right to the dividend no longer goes with the stock.
On average, at least, increases in dividends seem to be viewed as positive signals and decreases as negative signals.
While dividend increases (decreases) tend to have a positive (negative) effect in the short term, there seems to be an interesting evening out of returns in the month after the announcement.
pages.stern.nyu.edu /~adamodar/New_Home_Page/lectures/dividend.html   (2051 words)

 Dividend Alumni Magazine—Stephen M. Ross School of Business
Dividend, the alumni magazine of the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan, publishes twice a year, spring and fall, and is mailed to more than 40,000 alumni and friends of the school.
For more than three decades, Dividend has strived to extend the value of a Ross School education by informing readers of business trends, faculty research, school initiatives and alumni activities.
Dividend equips alumni with information about the school so they can serve as ambassadors to the wider community.
www.bus.umich.edu /NewsRoom/BusinessSchoolPubs/DividendAlumniMagazine   (346 words)

 Dividend Information   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Dividend Reinvestment: You may automatically reinvest all or part of your dividends in additional shares of ExxonMobil stock through the EquiServe Investment Plan for ExxonMobil Common Stock.
Dividends are paid to shareholders of record on the record date.
Shares must be purchased before the ex-dividend date to settle by the record date and be entitled to receive the dividend.
www.exxonmobil.com /Corporate/InvestorInfo/Corp_II_DividendInfo.asp   (163 words)

 Dividend payouts grow less richly - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Overall, dividends increased 11% in 2006, a healthy boost but still shy of the 13% growth analysts had expected.
The size and number of dividends paid by companies skyrocketed beginning in 2003, when Congress cut the maximum tax rate on dividends from 38% to 15%.
It's hard to commit to a dividend that needs to be paid every quarter no matter what, when there's uncertainty about future profits, says Duncan Richardson of Eaton Vance.
www.usatoday.com /money/markets/us/2006-12-27-dividends-usat_x.htm   (414 words)

 dividend - Definitions from Dictionary.com
In the equation 15 ÷ 3 = 5, 15 is the dividend.
The amount of a dividend is quoted in the amount each share receives or in other words dividends per share.
High-growth companies don't offer dividends because all their profits are reinvested to help sustain higher-than-average growth.
dictionary.reference.com /browse/dividend   (666 words)

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