Majority shareholder

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Majority shareholder

A shareholder who is part of a group that controls more than half the outstanding shares of a corporation.

Majority Shareholder

A person or company that owns 50% plus one of the stock in a publicly-traded company. This allows the majority shareholder outright control of the company's operations, especially the election of its board of directors. Some majority shareholders are not involved in the daily operations of the company, but most are. Indeed, the majority shareholder is often the company's founder. See also: Parent company.
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The majority stockholders informed Hayes that, based on discussions with representatives of the special committee of the Hayes Board, the majority stockholders believed that it was unlikely that they would be able to reach an agreement as to the price per share to be paid to the Company's minority stockholders.
At this time, the Company has concluded that there is not an acceptable strategic partner or buyer and is proceeding to work with its lenders to complete a capital restructuring where its lenders would convert a substantial portion of their debt to equity and become the majority stockholders of the Company.
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On June 1, 2004 , the majority stockholders approved a new Transfer Agent, CUSIP number, and a Reverse Split resolution.
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in the State of Utah, and the new Board of Directors and majority stockholders have approved a name change to "CinemaElectric, Inc.
Garfinkle and Failing, together with the additional stockholders who have organized Holdco, own in excess of a majority of ERS' outstanding Common Stock, the sole class of voting securities of ERS, and have executed a consent as majority stockholders approving the merger.
The Company will convene a special shareholders meeting in the near future to obtain stockholder approval, however, the majority stockholders have endorsed the Board's decision and have confirmed that they shall vote in favour of the spin-off.