Ownership and Control in the Netherlands

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Jong, Abe de and Kabir, Rezaul and Marra, Teye and Röell, Ailsa (1999) Ownership and Control in the Netherlands. [Report]

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Abstract:This paper analyses ownership and control structures of Dutch listed companies. Legislation effective since 1992 mandates all shareholders with holdings of 5 percent or more in Dutch companies to disclose their holdings. Our analysis shows that the average ownership stakes of the largest and the three largest shareholders are 27% and 41%, respectively. The average ownership stakes of banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions are relatively low. We observe that voting rights are more concentrated than ownership rights the use of a supervisory board representing interests of different stakeholders is ubiquitous; and listed companies use different forms of antitakeover defence measures.
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Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/publications/80060
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.159149
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