Seneca Rep. Named CEO Of Dynegy

Apr 11 2011 | 1:56pm ET

Round one of the battle over the future power company Dynegy went to Seneca Capital, when it helped beat back Icahn Enterprises' $665 million takeover bid for the company. Round two went to Icahn, which won two seats on Dynegy's interim board of directors after its old board resigned en masse, to Seneca's one. But Seneca may yet have the last laugh.

Seneca's one representative on the Dynegy board, E. Hunter Harrison, has been named interim president and CEO of the company, as well as head of its governance and nominating committee. Harrison replaced David Biegler, who replaced Dynegy's former CEO after he resigned in the wake of the Icahn bid's proxy defeat.

Seneca, which has a 12% stake in Dynegy, is the company's second-largest shareholder after Icahn.


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