What is pro-rata allotment of shares?


When issue is over-subscribed, the company will have to allot shares on Pro-rata basis It means that smaller number of shares are allotted to each applicant according to the number of shares applied by him. For example, in case a company has offered, 1 ,00,000 shares to the public but the public has applied for 2,00,000 shares, pro-rata allotment will be made in the proportion of 1: 2.

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