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Rights Offering

In stock, the ability of a shareholder to maintain the same percentage of ownership in a company should the company issue more stock by buying a proportional number of shares at or below the market price. This protects the investor from devaluation of his/her shares if the company decides to hold a round of financing. The purchase of this proportional number of shares usually takes place before the new issue is offered to the secondary market, and must be exercised before a certain date (known as the expiration date) if the shareholder is to maintain the same percentage of ownership. Rights offerings or issues are also called subscription rights or simply rights. See also: Anti-dilution provision.

rights issue

the issue by a JOINT-STOCK COMPANY of additional SHARES to existing SHAREHOLDERS at a price which is generally a little below the current market price. Rights are issued to existing shareholders in proportion to their existing shareholdings, and shareholders can sell their rights if they do not wish to subscribe for extra shares. Compare CAPITALIZATION ISSUE.

rights issue

the issue by a JOINT-STOCK COMPANY of additional SHARES to existing SHAREHOLDERS at a price that is generally a little below the current market price. Rights are issued to existing shareholders in proportion to their existing shareholdings, and a shareholder can sell his or her rights if he or she does not wish to subscribe for extra shares. Compare CAPITALIZATION ISSUE.
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Under this rights issue, shareholders of the company have the preferential right to subscribe for units.
The rights issue will be solely tradable during the above-mentioned timeframe with a distinct trading symbol (ALRAMZ-RI), not the symbol of the main stock of the respective company.
In its BSE statement, SBT has revealed that eligible equity shareholders holding less than 5 equity shares of the bank or not in the multiple of 5 will be deprived of fractional allocation under this rights issue offering.
2 million rights issue as well as a 20 percent stake sale to Qatar Holding, a unit of sovereign wealth fund Qatar Investment Authority.
RBS reportedly put forward a timeline as part of a 172-page defence lodges at the High Court on Friday night which said that RBS began talking about a rights issue three weeks prior to when its former chief executive, Fred Goodwin, discussed it with then chief executive of the FSA, Hector Sants.
Former chief executive Bob Diamond, who was forced out of the banK in the waKe of its Libor scandal in 2012, was among those to buy shares in the rights issue.
China Merchants Bank plans to raise RMB35bn from a rights issue of its A-shares and H-shares.
The rights issue, announced last week and started yesterday, aims to increase the group's capital by 74 per cent to KD42 million by issuing of 178 million shares at a nominal value of 100 fils per share.
This close of the rights issue marks the completion of Zain KSA's capital restructuring , a process intended to strengthen the company's financial and commercial position.
Waaler declined to be more specific on the reason for shareholders' resistance towards the private placement, saying only that it was based on the principal difference between a private placement and a rights issue.
The company stated that the rights issue will be for present units of the energy exploration partnership.

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