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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TPV has been recognized with International Standards Organization 9001, 9002 and 14001 accreditations and is traded publicly on the Hong Kong and Singapore Stock Exchanges.
Brooktrout is traded publicly on NASDAQ under the symbol BRKT.
The company, now 113 years old, first traded publicly on the Curb Exchange in 1915, the precursor to the American Stock Exchange.