Article 2. Dividends of California Financial Code >> Division 5. >> Chapter 6. >> Article 2.

(a) The board of directors of any credit union may declare dividends at such intervals, in accordance with such formula, and for such periods as provided in the written savings capital structure policy.
  (b) Dividends need not be paid on a share account having less than the minimum balance prescribed in the bylaws.
The rates of dividends and terms of payment may be established in advance by action of the board of directors. However, nothing in this section shall be construed to permit any credit union to pay a dividend except as provided in Section 14902.
The directors of any credit union may, for the dividend period, declare dividends from its undivided profits as provided by law, but no credit union shall credit or pay any dividends or pay loan interest refunds to its members until it has transferred to its regular reserve such part of its gross income as is required by Section 14700. However, nothing in this division shall be construed to permit the credit union to credit or pay a dividend from its undivided profits account when the credit or payment would result in a deficit in the undivided profits account.
Amounts paid or credited by a credit union to its members or depositors on or before the 30th day after the close of its income year shall be deemed for all purposes as paid or credited by the credit union upon the last day of the income year. This section is applicable only to credit unions as entities and does not apply to the members or depositors thereof.