Issued shares is a term of
lawand financefor the quantity of sharesof a corporation, which have been sold or awarded and are subsequently held by the shareholders.
The number of issued shares usually a subset of the total authorized shares, which the
board of directorsand/or shareholders have agreed to distribute under certain circumstances.
Shares authorized= Shares issued + Shares unissued
*Shares issued =
Shares outstanding– Treasury stock
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