CSX says hedge funds have no plan for the company

Reuters- U.S. railroad CSX Corp, locked in a proxy battle with two hedge funds, urged shareholders in a letter on Tuesday to vote against the activist investor group’s proposed slate of five directors, saying they had "no plan" for the company.

"The TCI Group, which is promoting a slate of five new directors for the CSX board, has no plan and no new ideas for the company," wrote Michael Ward, chairman and chief executive of Jacksonville, Florida-based CSX. "They’ve made demands that we believe would damage CSX and impair the value of your investment — ideas such as saddling CSX with ‘junk’-rated debt or doing a leveraged buyout at $50 a share, with the stock price now in the high $60s."

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