"Public limited company (plc)" Definition
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        Public limited company (plc)

A company which has shares that can be purchased by the public and which has a share capital not less than a statutory minimum. Not all plcs are listed companies.

A company registered as a public company which has an unlimited number of shareholders, and can offer its shares to the public.Most UK companies are incorporated as limited companies. Some of them grow to the point where they want to expand their shareholder base, and raise capital by listing on the London Stock Exchange. To do that, they need to convert their status to that of a plc.

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Public limited company (plc) - A company which has shares that can be purchased by the public and which has a share capital not less than a statutory minimum. Not all plcs are listed companies.

A company registered as a public company which has an unlimited number of shareholders, and can offer its shares to the public.Most UK companies are incorporated as limited companies. Some of them grow to the point where they want to expand their shareholder base, and raise capital by listing on the London Stock Exchange. To do that, they need to convert their status to that of a plc.


Public limited company (plc) : a company which has shares that can be purchased by the public and which has a share capital not less than a statutory minimum. not all plcs are listed companies.

a company registered as a public company which has an unlimited number of shareholders, and can offer its shares to the public.most uk companies are incorporated as limited companies. some of them grow to the point where they want to expand their shareholder base, and raise capital by listing on the london stock exchange. to do that, they need to convert their status to that of a plc.