Minority Shareholder

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Minority Shareholder

A shareholder who holds a significant amount of stock in a company but still has less than 51%. While technically even a person who owns one share is a minority shareholder, the term most frequently applies to persons and companies with large stakes. For example, a person who owns 5% of the shares outstanding in Johnson & Johnson is considered a minority shareholder in that company. See also: Minority interest.
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Sberbank s Committee for Minority Shareholders Relations held an off-site meeting in Rostov-on-Don.
The lawsuit by eight minority shareholders alleges breaches of fiduciary duty and other misconduct related to the 2013 acquisition of Kentrox, Inc.
Summary: When minority shareholders disagree strongly with company policy, they usually sell their shares and exit.
Earlier the company extended the term for purchase of shares belonging to minority shareholders until 1 March 2014.
Rosneft will not pay a dividend for 2012 to minority shareholders in TNK-BP, the oil company it bought earlier this year, in another blow to investor confidence in Russia.
Says Offer From Majority Owner Chiesi Too Low; Urges Independent Directors to Obtain Significantly Higher Price in an Effort to Protect Minority Shareholders
A statement issued by the Commission here Monday said that the decision has come in the light of the prevalent international practices to help protect the interests of minority shareholders through shareholder activism.
Risk of dilution for minority shareholders in MRSK Siberia.
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ADPnews) - Sep 29, 2010 - Alexander Proschofsky of Cube Invest has filed an appeal with the commercial court in Vienna against the squeeze-out of minority shareholders of Austrian packaging maker Constantia Packaging (WBAG:COV).
Alcon Inc's (Hunenberg DEU) independent director committee (IDC) renewed calls for Novartis AG (Basel CHE) to raise its offer to Alcon minority shareholders after the eyecare group raised its earnings outlook for the year.
Therefore, in the absence of mitigating rules, a major shareholder can determine the most important steps of the company, and minority shareholders cannot influence them.

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