Icahn nominates himself, 11 others for Dell posts

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Associated Press

Posted on May 13, 2013 at 4:01 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — Carl Icahn says he's nominating himself and 11 other candidates for places on the Dell Inc. board of directors.

Icahn and Southeastern Asset Management own a combined 13 percent of the computer maker's shares. They oppose any buyout offer and want to keep Dell public. According to a form filed with the Securities and exchange Commission, they are nominating Icahn, Matthew Jones, Bernard Lanigan, Jr., Rahul Merchant, Peter van Oppen, Howard Silver and David Willmott, Harry Debes, Rajendra Singh, Gary Meyers, Daniel Ninivaggi, and Jonathan Christodoro to the board.

An investment group led by company founder Michael Dell has offered to pay $13.65 per share to take the Round Rock, Texas, company private.

Dell shareholders will vote on the buyout offer in the next few months.

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