What is Right Entitlement?

What is Right Entitlement?

A company issues a right to buy shares to its shareholders on a pre-determined date called the record date. Rights entitlements are offered to shareholders as a ratio to the number of securities held on this record date. A shareholder may refuse to subscribe to the rights issue and just let the 'right' lapse. Alternatively, the shareholder can renounce/trade the entitlement in favour of another person for a price. 

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