Icahn stake prompts 'poison pill' at Family Dollar

Icahn stake prompts 'poison pill' at Family Dollar

In the wake of a the disclosure of a sizable investment by activist investor Carl Icahn, Family Dollar Stores on Monday said it has adopted a shareholder rights plan.

The so-called “poison pill” would be triggered when a shareholder accumulates more than 10% of the company’s outstanding stock, forcing investors who would acquire more than 10% pay a significant premium.

Icahn on Friday said he and associated

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