From King Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Stocks & shares
shareholdershare‧hold‧er /ˈʃeəˌhəʊldə $ ˈʃerˌhoʊldər/ ●○○ noun [countable] BFSsomeone who owns shares in a company or business SYN stockholder Shareholders have been told to expect an even lower result next year.
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shareholderThe investigation was requested after criticisms of the chairman's statement and the accounts by a shareholder at a recent company meeting.Caradon shareholders are entitled to retain an interim dividend of 4p a share.For shareholders, it must have been like winning the pools.The Van Leer Group Foundation, the only shareholder at present, plans to keep its majority for the coming years.Some shareholders are unhappy with the running of the club and are concerned with the way the recent annual meeting was conducted.How do salaries compare to distributions to shareholders?It is another example of using shareholder resolutions to force a change in corporate policies.
From King Business Dictionaryshareholdershare‧hold‧er /ˈʃeəˌhəʊldəˈʃerˌhoʊldər/ noun [countable] especially British EnglishFINANCE someone who owns shares in a companySYNSTOCKHOLDER AmEThe bid was accepted by 90% of the shareholders.Dividends are paid to the shareholders each year if adequate profits are made.We are calling a shareholders’ meeting.She is a 45% shareholder in the company.Institutional shareholders (=financial organizations such as banks and insurance companies) account for the great majority of shareholdings on the Stock Exchange. controlling shareholder minority shareholder outside shareholder