In a direct appeal to Dell Inc. shareholders, company founder and CEO Michael Dell made his case Friday for the proposed buyout of the computer maker, criticized Carl Icahn’s proposal for the company as “imprudent” and pledged to remain with the company and work for it even if the buyout is voted down.
Even if shareholders say no to the buyout plan, “I will remain committed to doing my utmost for the company,” Dell said in a filing of a set of presentation slides with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. “I founded the company and I will continue, as I have for the last 29 years, to try to make Dell (Inc.) the best company I can.”
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