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As a shareholder, I have the voting rights and I get the

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As a shareholder, I have the voting rights and I get the dividend according to % I own

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1. Yes, this is correct. Essentially where a dividend is being paid, your proportion of the overall dividend will depend upon the percentage of the shares you own. So, for example, if you have 20% of the shares, then you will receive 20% of the overall dividend from the company. Additionally, you will have voting rights in proportion to the shares you own. However, if there are different classes of shares, each may have different voting rights. So, check the share register to see there is only one category of shares as this means there is only one group of shares which can be voted. Some companies, like Google, for instance, have different classes of shares, to which different voting rights attach.

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