What are Shares?


Learn what corporate shares are and why they're important.

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What are Shares?

Shares a type of property that can be legally owned by persons (e.g. an individual, a corporation etc) and that represents the ownership of a corporation. Corporations can be made up of any number of shares and such shares can, in turn, be owned in any combination by other persons.

Shares are issued from the authorized capital of a corporation, which may be an unlimited or finite number of shares, as described in the corporations Articles of Incorporation, Constating documents or Charter.