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Voting Right

The right of some shareholders to participate in the company's decision making process, especially at the annual meeting or at other special meetings. Some decisions, such as friendly takeovers or whether to make a new issue, must be put to shareholder votes, though the list of what decisions are included varies by company. Because voting rights give these shareholders the most control over the company, other shareholders are compensated with benefits, such as guaranteed dividends. See also: Voting stock.

Voting right.

Investors who own shares of a common stock or shares in a mutual fund typically have voting rights, which allow them to participate in the election of boards of directors.

These shareholders can also vote for or against certain propositions put forward by management or by other stockholders. In contrast, investors who own preferred shares or corporate bonds have no voting rights.

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This historical perspective concerning the ownership and voting rights of the Amax Group on the one hand and Mitsui on the other hand is an important backdrop to the events occurring the following decade.
The Board of Directors' proposal concerning the increase in the Company's authorized capital and inclusion in the Article 5(0) of the Company's By-laws, of a sole paragraph, which provides the possibility to issue common shares intended for adjusting the proportion between common shares and preferred shares with no voting right to what is provided by article 15, paragraph 2(0), of the Corporation Law, without grating preferential rights to the shareholders who own preferred shares, which article 171, paragraph 1(0), subparagraph B of the Corporation Law refers to, submitted to the resolution at the Special Meeting is based on the following justifications:
The 1965 Voting Rights Act addressed these issues in a comprehensive way.
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