stock split

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Noun1.stock split - an increase in the number of outstanding shares of a corporation without changing the shareholders' equity; "they announced a two-for-one split of the common stock"
step-up, increase - the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
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The board has decided to suggest the Annual General Meeting to effect a share splitting of the New Wave Group AB's shares 2:1.
The effect of these modifications is to negate share splitting schemes which were initiated by a few HGAL shareholders in an effort to frustrate Homestake's bid to acquire all of the publicly-owned shares of HGAL.