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Definition of

fully diluted shares

Stockholding & Investments

total shares, including convertible shares and stock options total number of shares that would be outstanding assuming that convertible shares have been converted to ordinary shares and that stock options have been exercised

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Definitions of ’fully diluted shares’ and meaning of ’fully diluted shares’ are from the book publication, QFINANCE – The Ultimate Resource, © 2009 Bloomsbury Information Ltd. Find definitions for ’fully diluted shares’ and other financial terms with our online QFINANCE Financial Dictionary.

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