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Board of directors

• Individuals elected by stockholders to establish corporate management policies. A board of directors decides, among other issues, if and when dividends will be paid to stockholders.

• Group elected by the firm's shareholders and having ultimate authority to guide corporate affairs and make general policy.

 
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 Dividends
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 Accounting standards board
Big board
Chicago board of trade
Federal reserve board
Financial accounting standards board
Free on board
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