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STEP 8

Official Opening of the New Factory Extension

Mr. Hector Grant, Chairman of Hector & Grant Limited, gives a speech -and a very special announcement- at the official opening of the new factory extension:

Official Opening Ceremony

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GRANT

Ladies and gentlemen. You all know what this little ceremony is about: to launch this new extension. I would like to tell you something about the state of our company and what we hope to do in the future. At the annual general meeting of Harper & Grant, held this morning, the necessary resolutions were passed, to allow a substancial increase in our authorised capital and to change the articles, so that the shares of the company may be freely bought and sold on the open market... We're going public...

VOICE

What about the workers?

GRANT

Anyone will be able to buy Harper & Grant shares. But we are proposing to issue a special class of share, with all the rights attaching to the ordinary shares, which can be bought and sold by employees only, at a price below the open market value. We want all employees to have the chance to participate in what we're sure will be the successful future of their company. As we continue to stride forward, we must keep a fair balance between the perhaps somewhat conservative wisdom and care for detail that comes with experience, and the adventurous spirit of high endeavour. With your help, success will be assured. (Applause.)

GLOSSARY:
to stride forward: to go towards a promissory future (acercarse resueltamente al futuro);
to care for
: to look after, take care of
(cuidar, controlar, preocuparse por).


 

STEP 9

Activities with Answers



ANSWERS

B.

The report below will soon be published in Harper & Grant staff magazine. It gives an account of what Mr. Hector Grant said in his speech during the Official Opening of the Factory Extension.

 

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At the official opening of the new factory extension last Thursday the Chairman,

Mr. Hector Grant,    welcoming everybody, announced that Harper

& Grant would     become a public company.

He went     to say that the management proposed to issue

a special class of share,    all the rights of an ordinary share

(voting rights, dividends, etc.)    could be bought and sold

by employees only, at a lower price    the market value.

Mr. Grant added that the directors wanted all the staff to share in 

they were sure would be the successful future of the company. He also pointed

  that it is important to keep a balance 

prudence and a spirit of adventure.

He finished    saying that with the help of all Harper & Grant staff,

success would be assured.

 

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