1. Activist Ends Board Fight at Supervalu, Allowing its Sale to Proceed

    Activist Ends Board Fight at Supervalu, Allowing its Sale to Proceed

    An activist investor dropped its effort to replace Supervalu Inc.’s board of directors, the company said Tuesday, three business days after the company announced its sale to another major food distributor. Blackwells Capital LLC, a New York investment firm that built a sizable stake in Eden Prairie-based Supervalu over the past year, proposed an alternative slate of board candidates for shareholders to vote upon at the company’s Aug. 16 annual meeting...

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    1. We are pleased to have reached this agreement with Blackwells, as we may now dedicate our full attention to continuing to operate our business and to completing the transaction with UNFI, which delivers a substantial premium and immediate and certain value to our stockholders.
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