Shareholders of Telecom Italia on Friday thwarted by a slim majority a proposal by rebel investor Marco Fossati to oust its board. Fossati, the third-largest shareholder in Telecom Italia, may consider pursuing a legal challenge.
Shareholders of Italian telecom company Telecom Italia are were said to vote this week on whether or not to oust its current board. Rebel investor Findim Group on Monday proposed candidates for Telecom Italia's new board.
New York-based money manager BlackRock Inc. increased its stake in Telecom Italia to 10%, becoming its second-largest shareholder. This could potentially tip the balance at a shareholder meeting set to vote on the proposed ouster of Telecom Italia's board, according to a Reuters report.
Telecom Italia's activist investor Marco Fossati campaigned against the enforced sale of TIM Brasil. Brazil's competition regulatory body ruled earlier this week that Telecom Italia must divest its stake in the Brazilian mobile carrier.