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Common Stock

 

shares of stock that convey the right to receive income in the form of dividends. Dividends vary with the amount of profit a stock company has earned. There is also preferred stock, which generates income according to a preset fixed percentage that does not vary with any increase or decrease in profits. The big capitalists who establish joint-stock companies usually retain the preferred stock and sell the common stock to the ordinary stockholders.

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Faron's enlarged issued number of shares immediately following registration and Admission will be 27,914,544 ordinary shares with voting rights attached.
federal securities laws regarding the possible repurchase of Aspen's ordinary shares and the financing of any such repurchases.
The common stock purchase warrants will be exercisable exactly as before, except that ordinary shares of Yucheng now will be issued.
The Company also announces that certain members of its technical team and advisers have converted previously granted Options into Ordinary Shares.
Subject to certain limited exceptions, the Capital Increase is not made available to holders of Existing Ordinary Shares located in the United States or any other jurisdiction where such offer for sale of the New Ordinary Shares would be unlawful.
The share repurchase program authorizes Aspen to repurchase its ordinary shares, from time to time, using a variety of methods, including open market purchases, block trades, self tender, accelerated share repurchase transactions or otherwise or through privately negotiated transactions.
Following the above purchase, the Company holds 9,719,306 Ordinary Shares as treasury shares and has 553,172,347 Ordinary Shares in issue (excluding treasury shares).
JSC "COMSTAR - United TeleSystems" ("Comstar UTS") (LSE: CMST), the leading provider of integrated communications services in Moscow, today announced that it acquired 1,605,500 ordinary shares in Moscow City Telephone Network (MGTS).
Shire plc announces that, in accordance with the authority granted by shareholders at the Company's Annual General Meeting on April 30, 2013, it purchased 9,980 of its ordinary shares of 5 pence each ( Ordinary Shares ) on August 22, 2013 through both direct purchases of Ordinary Shares, and through the purchase of Ordinary Shares underlying ADRs.
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Shire plc (LSE: SHP, NASDAQ: SHPG) (the Company ) announces that, in accordance with the authority granted by shareholders at the Company's Annual General Meeting on April 30, 2013, it purchased 8,682 of its ordinary shares of 5 pence each ( Ordinary Shares ) on August 20, 2013 through both direct purchases of Ordinary Shares, and through the purchase of Ordinary Shares underlying ADRs.
04 per share for the first 24,351 Ordinary Shares acquirable thereunder, and of $5.