Common Shares*

2015 07 01 | Category: Offshore Glossary

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Common Shares (Common Stock)*
Securities representing equity ownership in a corporation, providing voting rights, and entitling the holder to a share of the company’s success through dividends and/or capital appreciation. In the event of liquidation, common stock holders have rights to a company’s assets only after bondholders, other debt holders, and preferred stock holders have been satisfied. Also called junior equity.


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