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Person or entity that owns shares or equity in a corporation.


The person or company that owns a share in a publicly-traded company or a mutual fund. The share represents a certain (usually very small) percentage of ownership in the company or the securities underlying the fund. Thus, a stockholder has the right to receive a portion of the company's profits in the form of dividends, and, depending on the type of share, may have a right to vote on matters pertaining to corporate governance. A person or company becomes a stockholder on the record date, that is, on the date that the share was bought. A stockholder is also known as a shareholder.



If you own stock in a corporation, you are a shareholder of that corporation.

You're considered a majority shareholder if you alone or in combination with other shareholders own more than half the company's outstanding shares, which allows you to control the outcome of a corporate vote. Otherwise, you are considered a minority shareholder.

In practice, however, it is possible to gain control by owning less than 51% of the shares, especially if there are a large number of shareholders or you own shares that carry extra voting power.


An individual or entity that owns shares of capital stock.
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iv) the announcement dated 18 December 2009 in relation to the issue of the notice dated 18 December 2009 by the Acquiror to the Preference Share Holders on the determined Effective Date, Settlement Date, Preference Share Offer Price and Preference Share Offer being declared unconditional in all respects;
v) the announcement dated 18 January 2010 in relation to the issue of the notice dated 15 January 2010 by the Acquiror to the Preference Share Holders on the extension of the Offer Period to 5 February 2010; and
vi) the announcement dated 5 February 2010 in relation to the issue of the notice dated 5 February 2010 by the Acquiror to the Preference Share Holders on the extension of the Offer Period to 17 August 2010 (the "Third Extension Announcement").
The Acquiror wishes to announce that it has today sent a letter to the Preference Share Holders notifying them that the Preference Share Offer has closed as of 5.
ISIN XS0225408821) (the "Company") in relation to the Acquiror's voluntary conditional cash offer (the "Preference Share Offer") to acquire all the CRPS held by the Preference Share Holders on the terms set out in the CRPS Offer Letter.
82, provided that if any dividend or distribution with respect to the CRPS is declared on or after the Announcement Date, and such dividend or distribution is paid or made to Preference Share Holders of record as at any date prior to the expected Effective Date, the Preference Share Offer Price shall be reduced by the amount of such dividend or distribution.
Together with the approval of the restructuring plan, it is also envisaged to hold an Extra Ordinary share holders meeting , which will decide the future business activities of the company.
Haupt, CEO states: " The four active share holders, namely Holger Frank, Bernhard Mumm, Frank Schlau and Ulrich Haupt, founded the mc2ap share holding company in December 2004.
20, 2006, during its annual share holders meeting, SynCardia projected that TAH-t certified implant centers will increase from nine to 28 hospitals world wide this year.