Glossary

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Share

On one hand, a share represents the proportionate co-ownership right (equity right) that the shareholder has in a joint-stock company (plc) and, on the other, it is a physical security which evidences that proportion.

Shares embody membership rights (right to vote at the general meeting of shareholders, right to obtain and inspect company information) and rights to assets (i.e. the right to a share of the company’s profits, to participate in capital increases, as well as to receive a portion of any liquidation proceeds).


See alsoRegistered shareRegistered shares with limited transferabilityBearer shareEquity security
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