Define: Delist

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Definition: Delist



What is the dictionary definition of Delist?

Dictionary Definition


To remove from an official register or list.


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Full Definition of Delist


A public company is said to delist if it ceases trading of its shares on a public exchange. A company can delist voluntarily for a few reasons. For example, some public companies delist upon going private in a leveraged buyout, or LBO. A company can also desist its shares because another firm is acquiring it. A company may be forced to delist or be delisted, by the listing exchange. Every exchange has its own rules for the circumstances under which it might delist a company. Being forced to delist is a sign of serious problems at a company. Having a minimum number of shareholders and a minimum amount of revenue are examples of criteria imposed by the exchange. If a company is forced to delist, its shares will often be traded over the counter (OTC).


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Examples of Delist in a sentence


When the company failed to file its financial statements, it was delisted by the Stock Exchange.



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Definition Sources


Definitions for Delist are sourced/syndicated and enhanced from:

  • A Dictionary of Economics (Oxford Quick Reference)
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 15th February, 2020