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The basic rule is that for all equivalent shares, the dividend is shared equally. That is what you own, when you own shares - the right to receive dividends and the right to vote on the election of the officials who administer the 'pool'.
Shares also give you an equal share of voting rights... except that some companies have two lines of shares, one with and one without voting rights.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Dec 22nd, 2006 at 11:44:01 AM EST
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