Equalizing Dividend


DEFINITION of 'Equalizing Dividend'

An additional dividend paid to eligible stockholders when their divided income is reduced due to a change the board of directors makes to the dividend payment schedule.

BREAKING DOWN 'Equalizing Dividend'

Equalizing dividends are paid to shareholders to compensate them for any dividend income lost from the change.

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  4. Dividend Exclusion

    A rule that allows corporations to subtract dividends received ...
  5. Declaration Date

    1. The date on which the next dividend payment is announced by ...
  6. Holder Of Record

    The name of the person who is the registered owner of a security ...
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