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Icahn turns up heat on Mentor's board

3/30/2011 05:41 PM EDT
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garydpdx
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garydpdx   4/2/2011 4:59:31 PM
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I'm not sure if entitled is the right word. The key point is to have enough votes to elevate one of your people onto the board, if not all of them. It would have been interesting had Mentor supported putting Steve Meier on their board, who has worked in the industry, to see what he had to say on behalf of Carl Icahn. Icahn also owns (owned?) a good chunk of Motorola and tried to put up his people prior to their split into Enterprise and Mobile. He failed with the aggregate and the split has diluted his influence in each of the successor firms.

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selinz   3/31/2011 6:07:18 PM
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Icahn is systematically destroying industry in the US.

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Neo10   3/31/2011 5:50:09 AM
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Keeping aside for the moment on the merits of Icahn's move, is he not entitled to his share of board of directors when he owns 15% of the company? The company may be doing well which is not to be confused with legality here. But again if the stock prices are stagnant, do the investors really care about how good the company's products are?

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goafrit   3/30/2011 10:37:07 PM
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Carl Icahn is not the best investor for a company. He can do magic in those other industries but must stay away from this industry. He has no patience and Mentor should be wise to not listen him.

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Tom Mariner   3/30/2011 7:42:07 PM
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I thought that the corporate raider who finagled financing to take over a company and then trash it for the pieces to make quick buck went out with the original "Wall Street" movie 24 years ago. In a time when we need to keep jobs, Icahn is really announcing he wants to sell off the parts. Oh forgot "Greed is good". For at least one guy.

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