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Shareholder


Definition:
A mutual shareholder or stockholder is an individual or company (including a corporation) that legally owns one or more shares of stock in a joint stock company. A company's shareholders collectively own that company. Thus, the typical goal of such companies is to enhance shareholder value. A shareholder is obliged to the benefits defined in the statute. He is not responsible to creditors for the liabilities of joint stock company.

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