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Common Stock

A class of securities representing ownership and control in a corporation and that may pay dividends as well as appreciate in value.

CUSIP Number

A unique nine-character alpha/numeric code assigned to a security by Standard & Poor's Corporation, which appears on the face of each certificate. The primary use of the number is to expedite the clearance and settlement process. CUSIP stands for Committee on Uniform Security Identification Procedures. The telephone number for the CUSIP Service Bureau is (212) 438-6500.