Mason Launches Proxy Fight Against Telus

Sep 25 2012 | 11:55am ET

Activist hedge fund Mason Capital Management has unveiled its Plan B in its battle with Telus Corp.

The New York-based firm has filed a dissident proxy circular asking Telus shareholders to reject the Canadian telecommunications company's plan to consolidate its share classes. Mason, which owns 19% of Telus' voting shares, objects to the plan, which would merge voting and non-voting shares on a one-for-one basis, with no premium offered to the former.

Mason's move comes after a British Columbia court blocked its bid to hold a meeting of voting shareholders. The hedge fund is appealing the decision.

Mason shareholders are to vote on the proposals on Oct. 17.

"Telus' actions stand to set a very dangerous precedent in corporate Canada," Mason's Michael Martino said.


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