Blank Check Preferred Stock

Definition:

This is stock over which the board of directors has broad authority to determine voting, dividend, conversion, and other rights. While it can be used to enable a company to meet changing financial needs, its most important use is to implement poison pills or to prevent takeovers by placement of this stock with friendly investors.

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Tax-neutrality

Characteristic that taxes do not interfere with the natural flow of capital toward its most productive use.

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