squeeze-out


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Squeeze-Out

In joint stock companies, to buy the stocks of a minority group of shareholders without their necessary consent. A group of shareholders owning the large majority of the company have the ability to squeeze out remaining shareholders. The percentage of shareholders needed varies between jurisdictions. For example, the United Kingdom requires shareholders owning 90% of the company to consent to squeeze out the other shareholders, while Germany requires 95%. Minority shareholders receive compensation in return for surrendering their shares.

squeeze-out

The forcing of stockholders to sell their stock. Majority holders of a company's stock may attempt a squeeze-out of minority stockholders in order to take complete control of the firm.
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63, we may conclude, with a 5% chance of error, that the standard deviations of the premiums in squeeze-outs and in tender offers are significantly different.
The rights are designed to enable all ICOS stockholders to receive fair and equal treatment in the event of a proposed takeover of ICOS, and to guard against the use of partial tender offers, squeeze-outs, open market accumulations or other abusive tactics to gain control of ICOS without paying all stockholders a control premium.
The Rights are designed to assure that all of the shareholders of VIB Corp receive fair and equal treatment in the event of any proposed takeover of the Company, and to guard against partial tender offers, squeeze-outs and other abusive tactics to gain control of the Company without paying all shareholders a fair price.
Cannon, president and chief executive officer of Celeris Corporation, said, "The rights are designed to assure that all of Celeris' shareholders receive fair and equal treatment and to guard against partial tender offers, squeeze-outs, open market accumulations and other abusive tactics to gain control of the Company without paying all shareholders a premium.
The rights plan was not adopted in response to a specific threat to the company, but rather to guard against potential partial tender offers, squeeze-outs, open market accumulations and other abusive tactics to gain control of Z-Tel.