Talisman Energy shares surge as industrial safety equipment

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Talisman Energy shares surge as industrial safety equipment

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By Scott Haggett

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) 模型製作- Talisman Energy Inc shares surged in after-hours trading on Monday after activist investor Carl Icahn said he had purchased about 61 million shares of the underperforming Canadian oil 拉皮producer and may seek a seat onsafety straps the company's抽脂 board.

Talisman's New York Stock Exchange-listed抽脂 shares surged模型製作 10.9 percent in after-hours trading after Icahn revealed his holding which gives him a stake of about 6 percent in the company. The stock closed at 隆乳$12.75 (7.92 pounds) in New York on Monday.

Icahn, a 77-year old safety strapsbillionaire, said in 拉皮a filing with the U.S.雷射雕刻 Securities and Exchange Commission that he intended to talk safety ropewith Talisman's management to discuss strategic alternatives for 隆乳the company, include asset sales or restructuring. He may also seek a board seat, according to the 削骨filing.

The purchase, which makes雷射切割 him the company'safety ropes second-largest shareholder, is the latest in the energy sector safety ropefor Icahn. He was at the centre of a 2012 boardroom coup at U.S. oil and gas company Chesapeake Energy Corp that eventually雷射雕刻 led to the ouster of its free-spending co-founder Aubrey McClendon.

The activist shareholder safety ropealso successfully pressed for management changes at the world's largest drilling contractor, Transocean Ltd . In May,隆鼻 Transocean shareholders削骨 voted out Chairman Michael Talbert and backed an Icahn nominee.

Icahn also recently made headlines for his failed attempt to block Michael Dell's $25 billion bid隆鼻 to take Dell Inc 雷射切割private as well as his efforts to prod隆鼻 Apple Inc Chief Executive safety ropeTim Cook to buy back $150 billion of stock.

Talisman's stock has gained 2 percent over the past 12 months but much of the rise has come since the start of the month, when rumours that an activist investor was buying began to swirl.

Talisman said tha隆鼻t it takes the views safety ropeof shareholders seriously but did not say if it would enter into talks with Icahn.

"We are committed to acting in包車旅遊 the best interests of the Company and give due consideration to constructive recommendations for strategies or actions that have the potential to increase shareholder value," Phoebe Buckland, a spokeswoman for the companysafety rope, said in a statement.

Talisman is already i高雄機車借款n thesafety [url=http://www.shuttleservice.tw]機場接送harness[/url] midst of a restructuring program led by Chief Executive Hal Kvisle, a board包車旅遊 member and former head of TransCanada Corp .

The company, like othersafety harness natural gas producers, is struggling to cope with weak prices as surplus production from prolific shale-gas fields floods the North American market. To cope,industrial safety equipment it has reduced overhead 機場接送and高雄機車借款 expenses, including cutting 7 percent of its head office staff, and is focusing on producing more-profitable oil and natural-gas liquids.

Since stepping into the role following the abrupt departure of John Manzoni last year, Kvisle has put a host of assets on高雄當舖 the block, including the company's holdings 高雄汽車借款in Norway's North Sea, some Canadian shale-gas fields and its stake in Colombia'sindustrial safety equipment Ocensa pipeline.

(Additional reporting by高雄汽車借款 Anna Driver in Houston高雄當舖 and Michael Erman in New York; Editing by Eric Walsh and Phil Berlowitz)

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