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Yahoo reach deal with billionaire Carl Icahn

Posted July 22, 2008 by admin in Internet

The compromise spares Yahoo from more bickering with Icahn, an acerbic billionaire who had spent the past two months spearheading a rebellion to replace the Internet company’s entire board in retaliation for its rejection of Microsoft’s $47.5 billion takeover bid in May.

The duel had been scheduled to culminate in a shareholder vote at Yahoo’s Aug. 1 annual meeting.

It now appears there will be fewer fireworks at that gathering, although some Yahoo shareholders are still expected to vent about the board’s inability to get a deal done with Microsoft after six months of wrangling.

The main order of business will be the cease-fire giving Icahn three of the 11 seats on Yahoo’s board, which will be expanded to make the deal possible.


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