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  • Allotment Letters

    Documents representing the right to buy new shares at a stated price in a rights issue, known as the 'call' (see below). It is sometimes possible to sell such shares in a nil-paid form, delivering the allotment letters to the buyer who then pays the call. You can also sell the shares fully-paid if you have paid the call.

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