Investor Carl Icahn, who now owns over 11.0 percent of Take-Two, has triggered a shakeup of the publisher’s board.
Directors Ben Feder, Grover Brown and John Levy will not stand for re-election to the board, though Feder will retain his position as CEO reports GamesIndustry.biz. Icahn has nominated a trio of new personnel to ascend to the board—SungHwan Cho, Brett Icahn (Carl’s son) and James Nelson.
Icahn has agreed to back Take-Two’s five nominees for the board. Additionally, if his three nominees are elected and his ownership in the publisher drops below 5.0 percent, the” Icahn three” will resign their positions.
Analyst Michael Pachter called the board reshuffling a good move:
It is healthy to have an all-outside board of directors. Replacing the others with three selected by Icahn should provide a level of healthy scepticism about business as usual, and should serve to help the company make better decisions.