Visentin assures employees that Xerox will continue “to run the business well” and support its thousands of customers.
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Bloomberg also reported that Fujifilm COO Sukeno said that wants to explain to Xerox shareholders that the merger with Fuji Xerox is the only option for Xerox to grow and have a future. A combined entity would be more efficient, he said.
While the new Xerox board was scheduled to meet this week to discuss alternatives, Icahn’s previously published report, “Rescuing and Revitalizing an American Icon,” may provide some clues about what will happen next if Xerox isn’t sold.
“Fujifilm disputes Xerox’s unilateral decision to terminate the transaction,” the company said in its statement.
By refusing to dismiss their claims against Fujifilm, the law firm states that the Xerox shareholder lead plaintiffs aim to secure a more level playing field for all bidders of Xerox and to help ensure that “Fujifilm will not take further actions to disadvantage Xerox’s shareholders for its own benefit.”
Deason, however, didn’t rule out an offer from Fujifilm.
Under the agreement announced yesterday, Carl Icahn consultant and former Hewlett-Packard and IBM executive John Visentin will be the new vice chairman of the Xerox board and new Xerox CEO, and various Xerox board members resigned
Robert J. Keegan, Charles Prince, Ann N. Reese, William Curt Hunter, and Stephen H. Rusckowski each resigned from the Xerox Board of Directors.
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Icahn and Deason claim they have been “approached by pretty much every major financial sponsor, and they have all expressed interest in Xerox.”
In the letter, the board noted that Icahn and Deason have targeted management and the board with “personal, unsubstantiated attacks that we believe have been damaging to Xerox.”
Xerox had asked that its appeal be heard quickly, “concerned that a delay might endanger the proposed deal.”
“We see several paths to victory – but none of them involve selling a 50.1% interest in Xerox in a deal that offers no control premium and leaves shareholders vulnerable to oppression by an overlord that is embroiled in an ever-widening accounting scandal,” said Icahn and Deason.