Definition of PLC in English:


(also PLC)

  • Public limited company.

    • ‘He will specialise in offering a debt and equity restructuring service for UK plcs.’
    • ‘Another eight to 10 Scottish plcs will be taken over in packaging, ports and transportation, retail and broadcasting.’
    • ‘The bill requires the establishment of an audit committee in all plcs and large private companies, made up effectively of non executive directors.’
    • ‘Nevertheless, Nolan is of the opinion that the pension funds of most Irish plcs are adequately provided for.’
    • ‘If it succeeds, others may try to follow, and the exodus of talented management out of plcs into private equity might be slowed.’
    • ‘But Macdonald, the newest and at 40 one of the youngest CEOs among Scottish plcs, is no slouch.’
    • ‘Managers and large shareholders of other Irish plcs considering management or leveraged buyouts must be watching events with great interest.’
    • ‘There is a real pressure on public companies - the plcs - to keep the City sweet.’
    • ‘Most insurers, plcs and mutuals alike, are sitting on large heaps known as orphan assets or free estates.’
    • ‘The published accounts of Irish plcs are a mixed bag.’