Plains Demanded No Freeport Investor Vote as Condition of Deal

Plains Exploration & Production Co., which earlier this month agreed to be bought by Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., told Freeport it wasn’t interested in a deal if it required a vote by the acquirer’s shareholders, according to a filing.

Plains terminated talks with Freeport on the deal in September and restarted them a month later, Houston-based Plains said today in a filing.

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