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Carl Icahn

Chairman of Icahn Enterprises

Carl Icahn is Chairman of Icahn Enterprises, a diversified holding company engaged in a variety of businesses, including investment management, metals, real estate, and consumer goods. Icahn's investment approach focuses on undervalued companies which are frequently poorly managed. He is a strong advocate of shareholder rights and improved corporate governance. In 1978, he began taking control positions in individual companies including RJR Nabisco, Texaco, Phillips Petroleum, Western Union, Gulf & Western, Viacom, American Can, USX, Marvel, Imclone, Federal-Mogul, Kerr-McGee, Medimmune, BEA Systems and Time Warner. He became Chairman of Bayswater Realty & Capital Corp. in 1979; and Chairman of ACF Industries, Inc. in 1984 among others.

Icahn has been the Chairman of American Railcar Industries since 1994 and a Director of Blockbuster since May 2005. In January 2008, he became the Chairman of Federal-Mogul and in August of 2008 he joined the board of Yahoo! Icahn serves on the boards of Icahn Charitable Foundation, Foundation for a Greater Opportunity, and Children's Rescue Fund. In addition, Icahn sponsors Icahn Scholars Program at Choate Rosemary Hall.

Carl Icahn blogs at www.icahnreport.com