a special type of share in a company, which has the characteristic that it confers an entitlement to a specified percentage rate of dividend that is payable in priority to the claims of ordinary shareholders. A company's share capital maybe split between ordinary shares and preference shares. Ordinary shareholders are entitled to the remaining profits that have been appropriated for the payment of dividends.
Investors from the general public in Denmark, Norway and Sweden and private banking clients were allotted approximately 40% in total of the preference share issue and institutional investors approximately 60%.
8 June 2011 - Swedish real estate company Fastighets AB Balder (STO: BALD B) announced today a decision to expand its preference share issue for the second time to SEK1bn from SEK850m to meet high demand from investors.