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Definition of

share premium

Stockholding & Investments

amount paid for share above declared value the amount payable for a share above its nominal value. Most shares are issued at a premium to their nominal value. Share premiums are credited to the company's share premium account.

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

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