Greenbrier still open to ARII discussions: exec

Jan 10, 2013 | 10:16 AM | Frank Haflich

Tags  rail, rail cars, tank cars, Greenbrier, American Railcar Industries, ARII, Carl Icahn, William A. Furman Frank Haflich

LOS ANGELES — Greenbrier Cos., which successfully fended off a takeover attempt by Carl Icahn last month, said it still remains open to talks with the billionaire investor as it tries to convince shareholders that it made the right decision.

"I am as interested in shareholder value as any other shareholder," president and chief executive officer William A. Furman said this week during the company’s quarterly earnings call.

Greenbrier "remains open to conversations with Mr. Icahn about a possible combination" with Icahn-controlled American Railcar Industries Inc. (ARII) that would result in an "amalgamation" of the two management teams, he said.....

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