The owners of a corporation are called the stockholders or shareholders. Shares of stock represent ownership within a Corporation.
The law gives shareholders the right to decide who will serve on the board of directors and the right to receive dividends when the corporation makes a profit.
Shareholders are responsible for ensuring the long-term strength of the corporation by electing a board of directors to provide guidance and leadership and to establish policies for achieving the corporate mission and strategic goals.
Shareholders can vote by proxy through the U.S. mail or electronically through the website or in person at the annual meeting.
Shareholders are responsible for providing current addresses to receive dividends and informational materials that include annual reports, newsletters, voting proxies and informational statements.