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Samsung might split in two

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An unnamed source quoted by a South Korean newspaper revealed that Samsung Electronics could follow the advice of US activist hedge fund Elliott Management and split in two, but nothing is official yet.
Codrut Nistor,

Samsung is going through a lot these days, and in a few years, it might be a completely different company. They recently dropped the printers division, and now it looks like the PC business is the next in line. However, some recent rumors also claim that Samsung might soon follow an advice received two months ago and split in two.

According to Reuters, US hedge fund Elliott Management "wants Samsung Electronics to divide into a holding vehicle for ownership purposes and an operating company, pay a $26 billion special dividend, pledge to return at least 75 percent of free cash flow to investors and agree to appoint some independent directors."

For now, the company declines to comment. They only mentioned some time ago that this proposal is being carefully considered. Earlier today, HI Investment issued a report saying "Even if Samsung Electronics does not comment on specifics such as the timing of a split ... the firm will at least say it will implement ownership structure changes in a reasonable manner."

Since Samsung's board of directors is expected to meet tomorrow and offer a formal response to the proposal mentioned above, we might get back to this story in just a few days, so stay tuned.

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Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - Senior Tech Writer - 5565 articles published on Notebookcheck since 2013
In my early school days, I hated writing and having to make up stories. A decade later, I started to enjoy it. Since then, I published a few offline articles and then I moved to the online space, where I contributed to major websites that are still present online as of 2021 such as Softpedia, Brothersoft, Download3000, but I also wrote for multiple blogs that have disappeared over the years. I've been riding with the Notebookcheck crew since 2013 and I am not planning to leave it anytime soon. In love with good mechanical keyboards, vinyl and tape sound, but also smartphones, streaming services, and digital art.
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Codrut Nistor, 2016-11-28 (Update: 2016-11-28)