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shareholder

n. the owner of one or more shares of stock in a corporation, commonly also called a "stockholder." The benefits of being a shareholder include receiving dividends for each share as determined by the Board of Directors, the right to vote (except for certain preferred shares) for members of the board of directors, to bring a derivative action (lawsuit) if the corporation is poorly managed, and to participate in the division of value of assets upon dissolution and winding up of the corporation, if there is any value. A shareholder should have his/her name registered with the corporation, but may hold a stock certificate which has been signed over to him/her. Before registration the new shareholder may not be able to cast votes represented by the shares. (See: corporation, shareholders' meeting)

shareholder

see SHARES.
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According to Jerome Hesch, a professor at the University of Miami School of Law and Of Counsel to Greenberg Traurig, "in determining whether compensation payable to an employee who owns a significant amount of the stock of his/her employer corporation or its parent is subject to a substantial risk of forfeiture, the notice requires that there be taken into account the employee's relationship to other stock-holders and the extent of their control and possible loss of control by the corporation."
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