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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Brown went on to discuss Quantum's DLT and Storage Systems Group forming two distinct companies from its DSS businesses by making its server appliances subsidiary an independent, publicly-traded company called Snap Appliances, Inc.
Following the Distribution Date, Red Violet will be an independent, publicly-traded company listed on the NASDAQ under the symbol "RDVT." cogint common stock will continue to trade on the NASDAQ under the ticker symbol "COGT."
1, the publicly-traded company operated 800 specialty retail stores with locations throughout the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.