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Time Inc. Opts To Reject Takeover Offers, Retaining Assets

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 04 / 28 / 17

SI parent Time Inc. said this morning it is not selling company assets, rejecting various takeover offers, and instead will “continue to pursue its strategic plan” under President & CEO Rich Battista . Time Inc., like many legacy publishers, has been struggling in recent years with ...

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