Final Dividend

The final dividend declared at a company's Annual General Meeting (AGM) for any given year. This amount is calculated after all financial statements are recorded and the directors are aware of the company's profitability and financial health.

A term used more frequently in the United Kingdom, the final dividend is generally the largest payout by a company for a given year.


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