Comments on: Is Yahoo’s Yang toast? http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/05/06/is-yahoos-yang-toast/ Where media and technology meet Wed, 16 Nov 2016 08:48:25 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: NewsVisual http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/05/06/is-yahoos-yang-toast/#comment-347041 Tue, 06 May 2008 20:41:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/05/06/is-yahoos-yang-toast/#comment-347041 In what could be a harbinger of a shareholder revolt against its Board of Directors, investors went public with their dismay over the failure of Yahoo! Inc to negotiate successfully a deal with Microsoft Corp. The Wall Street Journal reported on the frustration of some high-profile Yahoo shareholders on Tuesday: “‘I’m extremely disappointed in Jerry Yang,’ said Gordon Crawford, a portfolio manager at Capital Research Global Investors, which owns over 6% of Yahoo’s shares. ‘I think he overplayed a weak hand. And I’m even more disappointed in the independent directors who were not responsive to the needs of independent shareholders,\'” The Journal article reported. Many of the shareholders believe that Yang was being unrealistic by demanding that Microsoft offer $37 per share as the price for entering into negotiations. “Some of Yahoo’s major shareholders had by late last week signaled to Yahoo that they were open to a deal around $33 or $34 per share, according to people familiar with the matter,” The Journal article said. In response to these shareholder complaints, Yahoo Chairman Roy J. Bostock told The Journal that Yahoo’s Board of Directors made the right determination and its members stand by their decision.

]]>
By: John http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/05/06/is-yahoos-yang-toast/#comment-347038 Tue, 06 May 2008 20:12:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/mediafile/2008/05/06/is-yahoos-yang-toast/#comment-347038 It’s a matter of strategy. The stocks now are cheaper. Microsoft will bid back with the offer at 33

]]>