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n. ~ A summary of activities and a statement of accounts issued by a corporation for stockholders, usually on an annual basis.

Citations:
(Linard and Sverdloff 1997, p. 96) Early on, corporate reports were rather meager communiqués, intended for company internal distribution only. They tended to consist of little more than a letter to stockholders signed by the Chief Executive Officer, a balance sheet, and an auditor's statement. Several events at the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries conspired favorably to transform such reports into a company's most important marketing and public relations piece.