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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Alstom has announced it has inked a deal to acquire a 51% stake in rolling stock renovation company Commuter Transport & Locomotive Engineering from Commuter Transport Engineering and Industrial Development Corp, which will remain as minority stockholders.
68 percent of the shares, while minority stockholders have only 2.
HOUSTON, June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Crest Financial Limited, the largest of the independent minority stockholders of Clearwire Corporation (NASDAQ: CLWR), sent a letter to Clearwire's Board of Directors criticizing Sprint Nextel Corporation's objections to DISH Network Corporation's $4.
is offering to pay Clearwire stockholders for their shares is highly inadequate, that the merger was structured in a way that unfairly disadvantages minority stockholders and that Clearwire would be better off if it remained a stand-alone company.
The 2010 case, In re CNX Gas Corporation Shareholders Litigation, established that the Delaware courts would apply business judgment rule review in the case of a controlling stockholder tender offer, so long as certain procedural safeguards were in place to protect the minority stockholders.
The dividend will be paid on 806,080 marketable shares owned by the minority stockholders.
They do, however, have to be concerned about their partners and the fiduciary relationships between majority and minority stockholders.
Minority stockholders not only declined the offer, but fled a class action suit against Johnson, TCI head John Malone and other BET board members.
The prosecutors claimed there was embezzlement to the detriment of the minority stockholders.
This occurs, for example, when majority stockholders squeeze out minority stockholders through the use of a statutory merger.
Frank King, Chairman of the Special Committee of iBasis' Board of Directors, stated, "We believe that iBasis minority stockholders are sending a clear message to KPN - that its revised $2.
55%, triggering a compulsory general offer to buy out the remaining minority stockholders and resulting in NCB's eventual delisting.

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