One tech corporation is required to pay another dividends at the agreed-upon rate even if its market capitalization drops back down, a Court of Chancery opinion ruled Tuesday.

Vice Chancellor Paul Fioravanti wrote in a summary judgment opinion in favor of plaintiff Giesecke+Devrient Mobile Security America Inc. that without specific language in a contract indicating otherwise, there’s no reason to interpret the word “day” to mean a trading day rather than a calendar day or to assume a dividend rate would revert to a lower percentage.