For the ordinary shareholder this can have costly implications.
Mr. Berlusconi was elected chairman at a meeting of ordinary shareholders.
It aims to achieve a high level of income for ordinary shareholders as well as providing capital growth.
The profit for the year attributable to ordinary shareholders amounted to £20,618,000.
If the issuer is liquidated, they carry the right to receive interest and/or a return of capital in priority to ordinary shareholders.
But it also prevents ordinary shareholders from attending more than a handful of meetings.
However, usually they have rights to their dividend ahead of ordinary shareholders if the business is in trouble.
My name is Mr, I am an ordinary shareholder of some years' standing.
And tenth, ordinary shareholders, have the right to residual assets.
When all these are paid, ordinary shareholders get what is left, which is usually not much.