antidilution clause

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Antidilution Clause

1. In common and preferred stock, the right of a shareholder to maintain the same percentage of ownership in a company, should the company issue more stock. This protects the investor from devaluation of his/her shares if the company decides to hold a round of financing. In preferred stock, the anti-dilution clause also indicates the right of a shareholder to purchase more shares in a new round of financing at the offering price up to his/her previous percentage of ownership. Most U.S. states only recognize the anti-dilution clause if it is made explicit in the corporation's charter.

2. In convertible securities, the right of a holder to maintain the same conversion ratio in the event of a stock split. For example, if a convertible bond may be exchanged for 100 shares of common stock and there is a 2-for-1 stock split, the same convertible bond can be exchanged for 200 shares. This protects the investor from devaluation of the conversion option.

antidilution clause

A stipulation of virtually every convertible security that requires an adjustment to the conversion terms in the event of certain occurrences, such as stock splits, stock dividends, and new stock issues, that would dilute the value of the conversion privilege. As an example, a bond convertible into 40 shares of stock would have its terms changed to conversion into 120 shares if the stock split 3 for 1.
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Indeed, during the negotiations in December 2004 we accepted management's reassurances that our proposed anti-dilution clauses in our agreement would not be necessary, precisely to prevent dilution under this type of scenario.
Anti-dilution clauses also protect the venture capitalists at the expense of the common stock holders from equity dilution if fundraising occurs at lower company valuation because the firm is not doing well.
As of the foregoing cancellation, there are no anti-dilution clauses or contracts in effect at Casablanca Mining.
The seminar also includes 30 minutes of the most up-to-date analysis on anti-dilution clauses in convertible securities.
This press release contains a forward-looking statement concerning securities to be issued by the Company in a future period The actual number and type of securities issued could differ from that stated in this press release, due to the fact that the Company's special warrants contain anti-dilution clauses which require the securities to be issued on exercise of the special warrants to be adjusted in certain circumstances.
00 invested, pursuant to anti-dilution clauses and pursuant to at least 80% of the 11.

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