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Public Limited Companies (PLCs)

A 1931-2004 Act company can be established as a public company and may offer it's shares or debentures for sale to the general public. It must also have its annual financial statements audited and have the suffix 'Public Limited Company', or the abbreviation 'P.L.C.' after their name.

Isle of Man public companies have become a popular vehicle for floatation on recognised stock exchanges such as AIM.

A 2006 Act Company does not distinguish between private and public companies and any type of 2006 Act company can offer its shares to the general public.