January 30, 2015

Costco Wholesale Corp. has declared a special one-time dividend of $5 per share that will result in approximately $2.2 billion being returned to shareholders.

December 6, 2012

Dick’s Sporting goods will pay $2 special dividend before year end in a move to help investors avoid what are presumed to be higher dividend tax rates in 2013 and beyond.

November 28, 2012

Costco Wholesale Corp. said it will pay a special dividend worth some $3.0 billion to investors, sending cash to its shareholders ahead of a likely increase in the dividend tax.

November 19, 2012

Wal-Mart is changing the date that its fourth-quarter dividend will be paid.

September 12, 2012

American Eagle Outfitters Inc. said that its board declared a special cash dividend of $1.50 and a regular quarterly dividend of 11 cents.