Common Shareholders*

2015 07 01 | Category: Offshore Glossary

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Common Shareholders*
The holders of common shares, the ultimate owners of the residual interest of a corporation.

Common shareholders select the directors to manage the corporation, are entitled to dividends out of the earnings of the corporation declared by the directors, and are entitled to a per share distribution of whatever assets remain upon dissolution of the corporation after satisfying creditors and holders of senior securities.


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