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''Capital instruments.''
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A share in a company is a proportionate ownership right in the company.
 
A share in a company is a proportionate ownership right in the company.
  
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
 
* [[Allotment]]
 
* [[Allotment]]
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* [[Bond]]
 
* [[Common stock]]
 
* [[Common stock]]
 
* [[Concert party]]
 
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* [[FA 1985 Pool]]
 
* [[FA 1985 Pool]]
 
* [[Flowback]]
 
* [[Flowback]]
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* [[Gilts]]
 
* [[Issued share capital]]
 
* [[Issued share capital]]
 
* [[Liquidation]]
 
* [[Liquidation]]
 
* [[Listing]]
 
* [[Listing]]
 
* [[Ordinary shares]]
 
* [[Ordinary shares]]
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* [[Paper]]
 
* [[Preference shares]]
 
* [[Preference shares]]
 
* [[Residual assets]]
 
* [[Residual assets]]

Revision as of 10:24, 8 April 2021

Capital instruments.

A share in a company is a proportionate ownership right in the company.


Its main features normally include:

- A right to a proportion of any residual assets of the company on a liquidation.

- A right to receive any dividends declared.

- A right to vote in general meetings of the company.

- An obligation to subscribe equity capital of a fixed amount per share.


Historically, shares were evidenced by paper certificates.

More commonly, they are now recorded in electronic form.


See also