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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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Once he reaches the 90%-mark, Weissenbacher can squeeze-out the remaining shareholders by law.
Comparison Test for Mean Premiums Obtained from Squeeze-outs and Tender Offers
Certain statements in this press release, including statements about the ability of shareholders to realize the long-term value of their investment in WatchGuard, statements about the ability of all shareholders to receive fair and equal treatment in the event of any proposed takeover, statements about our ability to guard against partial tender offers, squeeze-outs, open market accumulations, and other coercive tactics to gain control of WatchGuard without paying all shareholders a fair control premium and other statements about our plans, objectives, intentions, and expectations are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Securities Act of 1934, as amended.
The Stockholder Rights Plan is designed to protect long-term stockholder value, to help ensure that all stockholders receive fair and equal treatment in the event of any proposed takeover and to guard against partial tender offers, squeeze-outs, open market accumulations and other coercive takeover tactics which may be used to gain control of the Company without paying all stockholders a fair control premium.
s stockholders receive fair and equal treatment in the event of a proposed takeover of the Company and to guard against partial tender offers, squeeze-outs, open market accumulations and other abusive tactics to gain control of Salton, Inc.
The Rights Plan is designed to assure that all of the Company's stockholders receive fair and equal treatment in the event of any proposed takeover of the Company and to guard against partial tender offers, squeeze-outs, open market accumulations and other abusive tactics to gain control of the Company without addressing the legitimate interests of the Company and its stockholders.
Rudolf, Chief Executive Officer of Biloxi Marsh Lands Corporation, stated: "The Rights Plan adopted is designed to assure that all of our stockholders receive fair and equal treatment in the event of any proposed takeover of the Company and to guard against partial tender offers, squeeze-outs, open market accumulations and other abusive tactics to gain control of Biloxi Marsh Lands Corporation without paying all stockholders a control premium.
The rights are designed to enable all Esterline stockholders to receive fair and equal treatment in the event of a proposed takeover of Esterline, and to guard against the use of partial tender offers, squeeze-outs, open market accumulations or other abusive tactics to gain control of Esterline without paying all stockholders a control premium.
receive fair and equal treatment in the event of any proposed takeover of the Company and to guard against partial tender offers, squeeze-outs, share accumulations through open market or private purchases and other abusive tactics to gain control of Advanced Photonix, Inc.
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.