Yes, in sum. The two terms are often used interchangeably in the literature. Certain countries or jurisdictions have a stronger tradition of referring to these important shareholder rights as either appraisal rights – focusing on the remedy – or dissenters rights – focusing on the entitlement. Arguably, dissenters rights may be thought of as broader than appraisal rights since dissenters rights can encompass remedies other than appraisal. And the appraisal remedy, through quasi-appraisal, may be available to those who do not dissent. But these somewhat philosophical distinctions are less relevant than common usage, and in common usage, dissenters rights and appraisal rights are the same.

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