Icahn said the poison pill also "puts a damper"
on prospects for a "friendly dialogue" with Family Dollar
Family Dollar adopted a poison pill to buy time to consider any
possible deal that Icahn could push for after becoming its
Icahn said on Friday in a filing that he had a 9.39 percent
stake in Family Dollar and said he was considering to push the
$6.89 billion company for a merger with rival Dollar General
"The poison pill especially in this case is a quintessential
example of attorneys simply earning fees - how does it possibly
help shareholders by putting a pill in?" Icahn said.
"How does it possibly matter if I own 10 percent or 15 percent
of a company? All it does is it makes it more difficult to have
a friendly dialogue, which we already are planning to have. It
puts a damper, at least from my perspective, for the friendly
(Reporting by Jennifer Ablan; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and
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