- a company that has more than 50 shareholders and whose shares are offered for public subscription.
Compare private company.
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January 31, 2009
- a limited company whose shares may be purchased by the public and traded freely on the open market and whose share capital is not less than a statutory minimum; public limited companyCompare private company
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