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English definition of “preference share capital”

preference share capital

noun [U]
 
 
mainly UK ( mainly UK also preference capital, US also preferred capital) FINANCE, STOCK MARKET
money that a company has from selling preference shares. Shareholders with these shares must be paid before those with ordinary shares when a company is paying dividends or if it goes bankrupt: Preference capital can be redeemed after a specified period.
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