What is a share?

Modified on Sun, 12 Sep, 2021 at 8:42 PM

The ownership of a company can be shared by many people and organisations. A share is a unit of ownership. When you own a share you become a part-owner (shareholder) of a company and you will have the right to receive any dividends paid on each share that you own (when a dividend is declared), receive an electronic or paper copy or summary of the company’s annual report and financial statements as well as any other shareholder communication. You will also have the right to attend, ask questions and vote at general meetings of the company.

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