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Governance experts contend that a move to require Mantle Ridge's investors to commit their investments for five years helped drive a blockbuster settlement at the big railroad company.
The settlement between the railroad and activist investor Paul Hilal brings in Hunter Harrison as CSX CEO. Harrison is well-regarded for his turnaround of the Canadian Pacific Railway.
Harrison, who has served as CEO of Illinois Central Railway, Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific Railway, could start as early as this week.
A potential settlement between the railroad and activist investor Paul Hilal could emerge shortly that would bring in Hunter Harrison, who is well-regarded for his turnaround of Canadian Pacific Railway.
Hunter Harrison forfeited $84 million in pay when he left Canadian Pacific in January.
Ward's departure by May and expected layoffs are yet another indication that an agreement between the railroad giant and activist investor Paul Hilal of Mantle Ridge LP may be close.
The insurgent investor, which has been hounding CSX for weeks, offered a compromise proposal that may eliminate the need for a soon-to-be-scheduled shareholder vote on the matter.
The installation of the veteran executive is a real possibility, given he has teamed up with an ex-Pershing Square activist, Paul Hilal, to target the Jacksonville, Fla.-based railroad
The installation of the veteran executive is a real possibility, given he has teamed up with an ex-Pershing Square activist, Paul Hilal, to target the Jacksonville, Fla.-based railroad.
The railroad giant is seeking guidance from investors about whether to support an activist investor's proposals to replace the company's CEO and obtain six director seats.
The railroad's move suggests that a newbie activist fund is still in talks with the railroad over a possible board overhaul.
These big stocks are teetering on the edge of breakout territory.
Activist Elliott Management's insurgency campaign's focus on replacing the aerospace component manufacturer's CEO, Klaus Kleinfeld, suggest that prospects for a settlement are extremely low.
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