public company

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public company

a registered company that can offer its shares to the public. Its memorandum of association must state that it is a public company, that its authorized capital is at least the authorized minimum (£50,000) and that its name ends with plc (or public limited company).
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Westcorp is a publicly owned company whose common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol WES.
Knight Transportation, a publicly owned company since 1994, currently has 18 regional dry van operations centers located throughout the United States and one temperature controlled subsidiary located in Phoenix, Arizona.
Knight Transportation, a publicly owned company since 1994, currently has 17 operating centers located throughout the United States.
Created by the Legislature in 1914 as the State Industrial Accident Commission, it was converted in 1980 to a self-supporting, not-for-profit, publicly owned company.
a publicly owned company that manufactures and distributes aircraft parts and provides logistics and supply-chain management services to the aviation industry.