18. Share capital
Authorized share capital:
- Unlimited number of first preferred shares
- Unlimited number of second preferred shares
- Unlimited number of voting common shares, no stated par value, and
- One Class B share
A. Common shares
|Number issued (number of shares)||2013||2012|
|Beginning of year||395,350,394||394,745,423|
|Stock option plan [note 25]||126,836||604,971|
All issued shares are fully paid.
B. Class B share
One Class B share issued during 1988 and assigned $1 of share capital entitles the shareholder to vote separately as a class in respect of any proposal to locate the head office of Cameco to a place not in the province of Saskatchewan.
Dividends on Cameco Corporation common shares are declared in Canadian dollars. For the year ended December 31, 2013, the dividend declared per share was $0.40 (December 31, 2012 – $0.40).