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voting shares

An ordinary share in a company giving the owner the right to vote at the company's general meetings. This is distinguished from a non-voting share, which gives the holder equal rights to ...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014

... shares Shares in a company that entitle their owner to vote at the annual general meeting and any extraordinary meetings of the company. Shares that carry voting rights are usually ordinary shares , rather than A shares or debentures . The company's articles of association will state which shares carry voting...

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A Dictionary of Business and Management (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
54 words

... shares Shares in a company that entitle their owner to vote at the annual general meeting and any extraordinary meetings of the company. Shares that carry voting rights are usually ordinary shares , rather than A shares or debentures . The company’s articles of association will state which shares carry voting...

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A Dictionary of Finance and Banking (6 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2018

... shares Shares in a company that entitle their owner to vote at the annual general meeting and any extraordinary meetings of the company. Shares that carry voting rights are usually ordinary shares , rather than A shares or debentures . The company’s articles of association will state which shares carry voting...

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A Dictionary of Accounting (5 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Social sciences, Business and Management
Length:
50 words

... shares Shares in a company that entitle their owner to vote at the annual general meeting and any extraordinary meetings of the company. Shares that carry voting rights are usually ordinary shares , rather than debentures . The company’s articles of association will state which shares carry voting...

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

... shares or stock . Stock which has the right to vote on company resolutions and at annual and extraordinary general...

non-voting shares

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The Handbook of International Financial Terms

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

...voting shares or non-voting stock . That part of equity that has no formal voting rights, but has the same rights to participate in dividends and capital return. Sometimes called A shares ( cf. participation certificates...

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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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English Dictionary
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
English Dictionaries and Thesauri
Length:
32 words
voting shares

voting shares  

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An ordinary share in a company giving the owner the right to vote at the company's general meetings. This is distinguished from a non-voting share, which gives the holder equal rights to information ...
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Garner’s Modern English Usage (4 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Language reference, Usage and Grammar Guides
Length:
1,204 words
Publisher:
Oxford University Press

...unless it falls into one of the categories just listed. B. The Double Passive. The problem here is using one passive immediately after another. E.g.: • “This document refers to the portion of the votes entitled to be cast by virtue of membership in the union.” (Votes are not entitled to be cast ; rather, union members are entitled to cast votes.) • “Had the new vaccine been intended to have been injected into the patient, he would have been warned to avoid drinking alcohol.” (A possible revision: If the new vaccine had been intended for...

heavy shares

heavy shares  

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(UK).Units of ordinary shares carrying a disproportionate number of voting rights compared to other shares. Often differentiated by being called ‘A shares’, the less ranked shares being known as ‘B ...
non-voting share

non-voting share  

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A share which gives the holder the same right to dividends as a voting ordinary share, but no vote at company meetings. Non-voting shares are issued to enable a company to raise equity finance ...
cumulative voting

cumulative voting  

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A method of voting that gives a shareholder a number of votes equal to the number of shares held times the number of candidates and which allows the shareholder to ...
electoral volatility

electoral volatility  

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1 The degree of change in voting behaviour between elections. There is a distinction between net volatility and total volatility. Net volatility relates to the change in the shares of the vote for ...
A shares

A shares  

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In the USA, the most important class of ordinary shares. A shares usually have greater voting power than B shares and may carry various other privileges.
A-share

A-share  

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An ordinary share in a company which, while it receives the same dividends as other ordinary shares, does not give its holder any voting rights. A-shares are issued to enable the group controlling a ...
register of interests in shares

register of interests in shares  

A statutory book required to be maintained by public companies. Interests in shares disclosed to the company by those persons knowingly interested in 3% or more of any class of the voting share ...
transmission of shares

transmission of shares  

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Law
A transfer of shares that occurs automatically, by operation of law, upon bankruptcy (from the bankrupt to his trustee in bankruptcy) or upon death (to the personal representatives of the deceased). ...
B shares

B shares  

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In the USA, a category of less important ordinary shares. B shares are usually distinguished from A shares by their limited voting power.
control (of a company)

control (of a company)  

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The ability to win votes at company general meetings. Any person or group holding over 50 percent of the voting ordinary shares can exercise control; in practice control is usually possible with ...
controller

controller  

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Law
N.(in company law) Strictly, one who holds shares conferring a majority of the voting power that can be exercised at a general meeting. In practice, effective control can often be exercised by a ...

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