The move came 10 days after Gannett CEO Gracia Martore announced that the company will split its newspaper and broadcasting divisions. The two new companies will trade separately by mid-2015.
The Gannett spinoff will create a publisher that will run its 82 U.S. newspapers and Newsquest division in the UK. The 46 TV stations and digital businesses will operate as a separate company.
Icahn’s 13D filing can be found here.
GCI stock is up about 1.5% Friday afternoon.
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