The offer to sell a large block of shareholder-owned stock to the public. Secondary offerings are typically made by an institutional investor and do not increase the total number of outstanding shares. The company whose stock is being offered does not receive proceeds from a secondary offering. Compare to Initial Public Offering (IPO); subsequent distribution.
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