non-voting shares


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Nonvoting Stock

Stock in a publicly-traded company that does not give the holder the right to vote at the company's annual meeting. Nonvoting stock usually has other rights associated with it to compensate for the lack of ability to vote. For example, most preferred stock is nonvoting, but preferred stock has a guaranteed dividend, while most voting stock does not.

non-voting shares

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‘A’ shares

ORDINARY SHARES which do not have any voting rights at a company's ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. Non-voting shares often arose because company founders or directors sought to raise new share capital without diluting their control, by issuing large numbers of nonvoting shares but retaining control of the original voting shares. Holders of voting shares have an advantage in company takeovers or disputes about company policy and so may have a higher market value than non-voting shares. Most STOCK MARKETS discourage companies from issuing new non-voting shares.
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Tetragon Financial Group Limited has announced the commencement of a tender offer for the purchase of USD 50 million of outstanding non-voting shares, the company said.
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However, a series of theoretical and empirical studies have shown that a price premium (the so called voting premium or VP) could exist for voting shares over non-voting shares of a single firm (2).
A solution is to re-classify the shares into voting and non-voting shares whilst ranking equally in terms of sharing value in the event of a sale.
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