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1. The act or an instance of paying out.
2. A percentage of corporate earnings that is paid as dividends to shareholders.



1. an act or instance of paying or disbursing.
2. money paid or disbursed, as a dividend or winning.


[ˈpeɪaʊt] Npago m; (= share-out) → reparto m; (in competition) → premio m en metálico; (from insurance) → indemnización f


pay-out [ˈpeɪaʊt] n
(to winner)prix m
(to policy-holder)indemnisation fpay packet n (British) (= wages) → paie fpayphone pay phone [ˈpeɪfəʊn] ntéléphone m publicpay raise n (US)augmentation f de salairepay rise n (British)augmentation f de salaire
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The group warned that investors face a bleak 2010 for payouts as a result of the strengthening pound, as many of the UK's largest companies earn revenue overseas and will lose out in the exchange rate.
The corporate also provided a timetable for future payouts in its annual report.
City government has spent about $800 million over the past 14 years to settle liability lawsuits and claims, although since 2001 annual claims and payouts have been on the decline.
Some insurers have had success in addressing those concerns by adding liquidity, increasing payouts on fixed products and installing floors on variable payouts--all at an extra cost--but with only pockets of success.
That day is over, but even many conscientious boards still find themselves providing payouts that are out of proportion to the results delivered.