Kirkcaldie and Stains shareholders will get one last payout, with final legal approval given for winding up the iconic Wellington retailer.
The High Court has agreed the company can pay out $19.3 million to shareholders.
It will pay $2.36 a share and cancel four of every five shares currently held.
The cash payout will occur in early March.
After that, Kirkcaldie and Stains will be a shell company sitting on the stock exchange waiting to be taken over by someone wanting a backdoor listing.
Current shareholders will have a stake in proportion to their current holding.
The 152-year-old department store shut its doors in January, and the building is being refurbished to become New Zealand's first David Jones department store.