Shares authorized

• The number of shares of stock provided for in the Articles of Incorporation of a company. This figure is usually found in the capital accounts section of the Balance Sheet and is usually well in excess of the shares Issued and Outstanding. It can be increased by a vote of the shareholders.

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 Articles of incorporation
Balance sheet
Capital account
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