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rights issuenoun [C]

uk   us   STOCK MARKET
an occasion when a ​companyoffers new ​shares at a ​lowerprice than usual to its existing ​shareholders, or the ​number of ​shares made ​available in this way: The ​acquisition will neither ​diluteshareholders' ​earnings nor ​prompt a ​rightsissue. Much of the ​rightsissueproceeds were used to ​plug a ​financialblackhole.
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