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Carl Icahn Fended Off by Netflix Poison Pill

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Activist shareholders have launched plans for a hostile takeover but on Monday Netflix stated that they had adopted a "stockholder rights plan" to prevent this from happening.

The investors have dubbed the plan the "poison pill" and will implement it should any group or individual attempt to purchase a mass of Netflix shares without board consent. In the event of this happening Netflix can make the takeover bid hugely expensive by flooding the market with new shares.

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