Google types of shares....
Class A shares (was GOOG, is now GOOGL) - Has voting rights; 1 vote per share. This is what we owned yesterday. Anyone who owned a share yesterday at close of business will retain that Class A share and will also receive 1 Class C share for every Class A share they had.
Class B shares - most of these are owned by the google founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page. These shares have 10 votes for each share. You can't buy these.
Class C shares (now GOOG) - new non-voting share. This share took the GOOG symbol and this is what Google with use primarily for employee compensation and acquisitions in the future.
This post was edited on 4/3 at 11:52 am