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Voting trust certificate

A trust in which control of a corporation is given to a few individuals, usually to support reorganization of a corporation without interference.
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Voting Trust Certificate

A certificate issued by a voting trust to common shareholders. The voting trust certificate is given in exchange for common stock and gives the shareholder every right associated with the common share except voting rights. Specifically, and perhaps most importantly, the shareholder continues to receive dividends. A voting trust receives the voting rights (and legal title) to the common stock for a set period of time in order to combine the voting power of the common shareholders who set up the voting trust.
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voting trust certificate

A trust-issued certificate that evidences stock ownership but reserves voting rights for the trust. Voting trust certificates are exchanged for stock when voting power must be consolidated. Thus, holders of certificates have all the usual rights of stockholders with the exception of voting rights.
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Under the calendar plan, the deadline for the approval of the requirements for the preparation and the number of voting certificates expires.
The process of issuing voting certificates by the CEC to the district election commissions also will end today.