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Definition of Terms

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z


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Abandoned Property

   Held by an individual or organization that remains unpaid or has no evidence of positive owner activity for an extended period of time. The period of time which would constitute abandonment (dormancy period) varies from state to state.

Annual Report
   The formal financial statement issued yearly by a publicly owned corporation. The report shows assets, liabilities, revenues, expense and earnings. The report also shows the company's financial condition at the close of the business year and other basic information of interest to shareholders.

ACE
  
 Application Channel for E-Commerce, a system developed by Computer Data Vision Inc. designed for online and real-time transactions.

Available Balance
   
The total number of shares per issue the Shareholder can sell (net of earmarked shares)

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Broker
   
The entity that handles, manages or employs the traders.

BSP
   
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (Central Bank of the Philippines

Buying Confirmation Number
   
A number reflected on the buying confirmation receipt issued by the broker.

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Current Balance
   
The total number of shares per issue the Shareholder still owns (including earmarked shares)

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EDR
   
Electronic Direct Registration is a share registration system connecting all the databases of all participating stock transfer agents. It enables the STA to register stock transfer directly and electronically. Shareholders / Investors are given EDR accounts which they can use to trade.

EEN
   
EDR Enrolment Number, a control number defined by PASTRA. Used as a reference for stockholder enrolment in the EDR. EEN is issued and affixed tot he EDR Enrolment Form (EEF) upon successful pre-enrolment, either through the web or the STA office.

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IG
   
Intelligent Gateway, a node provided by the ACE System by Computer Data Vision Inc. designed for online and real-time transactions.

Investor
   
The entity that invests on the shares, either for himself or on behalf of a shareholder.

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Listed Company
   
An entity that issues a company shares for the public to buy, sell and trade.

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Mobile Operator (MO)
   
Company operating the mobile phone service.

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PASTRA
   
Philippine Association of Stock Transfer Agents, the entity that owns the EDR.

PCD
   
Philippine Central Depository

PCD Lodgement
   
An ID Number issued by the Philippine Central Depository Inc. (PCD) to signify that the share are logged with PCD for settlement and clearing purposes.

PIN
   
Personal Identification Number. a 6-digit number used to verify the Shareholder / Investor when sending instructions through the Internet or Mobile Phone. The PIN is issued per STA.

PSE
   
Philippine Stocks Exchange

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SCCP
   
Securities Clearing Corporation of the Philippines

SCN
   
Shareholder Card Number, an ID number (similiar to the CIF Number) issued by PASTRA to a Shareholder that registered. The ID number is issued only once and it is transparent to all STA members. The SCN is printed on the EDR Shareholder Card (ESC). A Shareholder can only have one SCN.

SEC
   
Securities Exchange Commission

Sequence Diagram
   
UML Diagram detailing the series of events or transaction flows

ShareHolder
   
The entity that owns the shares.

SMS
   
Short Messaging System, this is used to send and receive text messages from a cellular phone to the SMSC.

SMSC
   
Short Messaging System Center, a hub where the SMS text messages are sent prior to sending to the receiving cellular phone or system.

SRN
   
Shareholder Registry Number, a confidential account number issued by the EDR to every EDR enrolee,
  There are two classes of SRN
     1. Ownership, where the entity (Shareholder, Investor, Broker, Custodian and Nominee) owns the registered Shares.
     2. Controllership, where the entity (Broker / Custodian / Nominee) controls the registered shares. Controllership is then sub-divided into sub-class
          a. With Voting Rights, where the entity can represent and vote in behalf of the shareholder / investor in the Stockholder's meeting
          b. Without Voting Rights, where the entity cannot vote in behalf of the shareholder / investor in the Stockholder's meeting but can transact on behalf of the shareholder

STA
   
Stock Transfer Agent, the entity that manages the issued shareholdings of a listed company.

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Trader
   
The entity that represents the shareholder in the trading floor. The trader trades the shares for the shareholder.

Transaction Reference Number
   
A transaction ID generated by the EDR system.

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Upliftment Report Number
   
An ID number provided by the PCD in uplifting the shares from PCD and registering it in the named account/s under the EDR.

User ID / Password
   
Shareholder's access to PASTRA's website. The User ID / Password are defined by the shareholser during registration.

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