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Xerox Boots CEO In Deal With Activist Investor Carl Icahn

Ronald Orol

There is a reason they call Carl Icahn the CEO slayer. late Sunday terminated its merger with Fujifilm at the same time that it reached a deal to add five Icahn-backed directors onto its board and replace its controversial CEO. The settlement comes as Icahn and his partner Darwin Deason, the third largest Xerox shareholder, had been seeking to take over the company's board with a director-election proxy fight that would have taken place in June or July.