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  • gollywogazoo gollywogazoo Jun 12, 2008 10:38 AM Flag

    Icahn should put his money where his big mouth is...

     

    why doesn't he - himself - make a hostile bid for, let's say, $82 per share. I'm sure most shareholders would tender their shares for #82...well, how about it, Carl?

    (but that, of course, wouldn't be greenmail)

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    • The only question you have to ask yourself is, with the stock price below 60 and the rumored buyout price being at or above 90, why would you want to stick with a management that is keeping you from a big gain, on top of the fact that a bear market is continuing and the stock may go lower.

    • He did! How many shares do you hold.

    • >>The work to sway individual investors (phone calls pressing the vote and repeat proxy statements to nullify Icahn's proxy votes) speaks volumes. <<

      Actually Icahn's group called as well. Also sent out multiple proxies. I'm not impressed with Biogen management but I don't like Icahn either.

    • "Advisory firms, such as Proxy Governance, Glass, Lewis & Co. and Risk Metrics Group/ISS Governance Services, issue recommendations to their clients on how to vote on proxy matters. These clients typically include mutual funds, pension funds, and asset managers, folks who hold lots of stock in various companies and, depending on the fund's internal policy, may have to vote their shares exactly the way that their advisory service has recommended. As a result, wooing these advisory firms can have a dramatic affect on the outcome of a shareholder vote.

      Proxy solicitors, on the other hand are hired by the company and dissident to contact all smaller shareholders. This is standard stuff and happens for every proxy contest. Is this your first proxy contest? "

      I think the only person who is new to a proxy battle is you, Jas. You may be in for a surprise regardless of the outcome, Biogen employee.

      Stay Tuned.

    • Busy week for Icahn with Yahoo and Biogen. He's going to need a vacation after all this!

    • Advisory firms, such as Proxy Governance, Glass, Lewis & Co. and Risk Metrics Group/ISS Governance Services, issue recommendations to their clients on how to vote on proxy matters. These clients typically include mutual funds, pension funds, and asset managers, folks who hold lots of stock in various companies and, depending on the fund's internal policy, may have to vote their shares exactly the way that their advisory service has recommended. As a result, wooing these advisory firms can have a dramatic affect on the outcome of a shareholder vote.

      Proxy solicitors, on the other hand are hired by the company and dissident to contact all smaller shareholders. This is standard stuff and happens for every proxy contest. Is this your first proxy contest?

      I know the big holders, I read the filings.

      Icahn may win this one still, but he has put forth nothing of substance in his arguments. Neither have you.

    • He would if mullenballs didn't build a standstill agreement into the bidding process. I am voting the gold proxy - this whole process was designed to fail and the board was at fault.

 
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