But to me the absolute topper contained in the Board's September 10 press release was the pathetic plea by this Board that shareholders should all "rest assured, the Board and management have a clear path forward and are focused on executing on their plan and delivering value to shareholders." This from a Board of Directors that has overseen years of mismanagement, deteriorating results, falling stock prices and more recently, an SEC investigation.After years of supporting a failed strategy, squandering corporate assets, overpaying underperforming executives, watching share price and market share consistently decline and, in my experience, making every possible effort to avoid engaging with shareholders in a meaningful dialogue about the future of this company, this Board is asking for a chance to implement their latest "clear path forward" at Navistar. It is a chance shareholders cannot afford to take. After all, this is the same Board that proved fully capable of spending our money to open a new, gold plated corporate headquarters, but failed to develop an engine that could meet EPA standards.
Carl C. Icahn Issues Open Letter To Shareholders Of Navistar International Corporation
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