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Aug 31, 2000

Odds & ends

A few here, a few there, the number of shares owed by oddlotters adds up - and costs companies plenty

Congratulations. Your company has just made another brilliant strategic acquisition. You targeted shareholders and implemented a winning communications strategy. The share exchange went down smoothly and the Street loves you. However, one nagging piece of miscellany remains before you can swallow the deal. Oddlotters. While never so rude as to admit it, many corporate secretaries and IR practitioners consider oddlotters pests. These shareholders, often created accidentally after a merger,

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