Illegal dividend

Definition:

A corporation's dividend that is declared in violation of its charter and/or of state laws, typically because of the way it is calculated.

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Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)

A federal agency that insures the vested benefits of pension plan participants (established in 1974 by the ERISA legislation).

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