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Definition of

participating preference share

Stockholding & Investments

stock yielding dividend and share of surplus profit a type of preferred stockpreference share that entitles the holder to a fixed dividend and, in addition, to the right to participate in any surplus profits after payment of agreed levels of dividends to holders of common stock has been made.

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

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