Share Premium Account


Share Premium Account
Usually found on the balance sheet, this is the account to which the amount of money paid (or promised to be paid) by a shareholder for a share is credited to, only if the shareholder paid more than the cost of the share.

The share premium account may be used to issue bonus shares, write-off equity related expenses like underwriting costs, etc.


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  • share premium account — The account to which any share premium must be credited. The balance on the share premium account may be used for specified purposes: • the issue of bonus shares; • the writing off of preliminary expenses; • the writing off of underwriting… …   Big dictionary of business and management

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  • Share premium account — The share premium account of a company is the capital that a company raises upon issuing shares that is in excess of the nominal value of the shares.For example, a company may issue shares of a nominal value of £1 each at a subscription price of… …   Wikipedia

  • share premium account — Fin the special reserve in a company’s balance sheet to which share premiums are credited. Expenses associated with the issue of shares may be written off to this account …   The ultimate business dictionary

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  • share premium — Under the Companies Act 1985, if the amount paid to the company on subscription for the issue of shares is greater than their nominal value, the surplus is called share premium. The aggregate of the share premium is transferred in the company s… …   Law dictionary

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