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HP arranges boardroom deck chairs as The Big Split looms

HP has confirmed the captains of industry who will sit on the two boards formed when the organization splits in two. The IT giant will pull in execs from sectors ranging from automotive and clothing to private equity. The organization operationally splits this month. By 1 November, HP will legally separate to become HP Inc ( …
Paul Kunert, 12 Aug 2015
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Yahoo! investor! calls! for! Jerry! Yang’s! scalp!

Investment house Third Point has issued an open letter to the board of Yahoo! claiming that co-founder Jerry Yang is colluding with private equity investors to buy control of the company. In a strongly worded letter, Daniel Loeb, head of Third Point (the second largest investor in Yahoo!), called on Yang to clarify his …
Iain Thomson, 5 Nov 2011
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Yahoo! board! adds! Icahn! allies!

Following through on its pact with Wall Street kingpin Carl Icahn, Yahoo! said today that two Icahn pals have been added to its board of directors. In late July, Icahn called off his Yahoo! proxy battle in exchange for three board seats: one for himself and two more to be filled with two other names from his list of nominees. …
Cade Metz, 14 Aug 2008
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Icahn writes another bloody letter

Yahoo! shareholders will be picking yet another letter from Carl Icahn off their doormats today, as his attempted takeover bid gets ever more bad-tempered. Icahn's letter breaks into capital letters to warn shareholders: "DON'T BE FOOLED" and "ARE YOU, THE REAL OWNERS OF YAHOO!, WILLING TO TAKE THE SAME RISK?". The letter …
John Oates, 14 Jul 2008
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Microsoft: Yes! We're! talking! to! Icahn!

Microsoft confirmed today that it has been talking to Carl Icahn about possibly taking over Yahoo! should he succeed in ousting the board of directors. Since officially pulling out of talks after failing to agree on a price for Yahoo! Microsoft has kept quiet about its attitude to Icahn, who has built up a shareholding in …
John Oates, 7 Jul 2008
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Yahoo!'s latest letter warns of letters

Yahoo!'s chief executive, Jerry Yang, has written to his fellow yahoos telling them what to expect from the forthcoming proxy contest over the company's board of directors. The email went to all Yahoo! staff and was filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It first explains what a proxy contest is - when a …
John Oates, 9 Jun 2008
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Yahoo! sets date for Icahn showdown

Yahoo! will hold its annual general meeting and shareholder vote on Carl Icahn's proposal to replace the board of directors on 1 August. Icahn confirmed yesterday that he will sack the company's co-founder Jerry Yang if he wins the vote. He said Yahoo! needed to get rid of Yang and at least part of the board of directors in …
John Oates, 4 Jun 2008

Infineon boss heads for door

The chief executive of Infineon, Dr Wolfgang Ziebart, has resigned from the company because of an inability to agree strategy with the company's board of directors. Infineon's chairman Max Dietrich Kley thanked Ziebart for his work. Kley said: "We would like to thank Mr. Ziebart for his efforts and merits. He took over the …
John Oates, 27 May 2008
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Microsoft! offers! Yahoo! less!

Microsoft said yesterday that a deal with Yahoo!, but not a full-blown acquisition, is still very much on the table. Although it refused to rule out a possible buyout, Microsoft issued a statement saying it was discussing alternative deals with Yahoo!. Microsoft is considering and has raised with Yahoo! an alternative that …
John Oates, 19 May 2008
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Yahoo! faces battle for the board

Yahoo! might not have escaped the clutches of Microsoft after all. Activist investor Carl Icahn has confirmed he will fight to take over Yahoo!'s board of directors in order to force through a takeover by Microsoft. Icahn, who succeeded in getting board seats at Motorola, today named the ten people he would like to see …
John Oates, 15 May 2008
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Apple to unbackdate (some) stock options

With a huge tax mess looming for recipients of Apple's backdated stock options, the Cupertino firm has told the SEC it is offering relief for some those affected. Option holders have until April 16 to take up an offer which will modify the exercise price to the share price on the day the grants were actually finalised. …

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