B_B schreef op 30 aug 2013 om 21:03:
America Movil won’t raise its offer “under any circumstance,” and it won’t agree to any restrictions on its ability to make management decisions if it controls KPN, said Arturo Elias, a vice president of the company’s Telmex unit and Slim’s spokesman and son-in-law.
“The foundation called our offer hostile -- that’s a total lie,” Elias said in a phone interview. “It’s been discussed with management, with the board and with the Dutch government itself, which has been very receptive and favorable, receiving us with open arms.”
America Movil had meetings with KPN as recently as yesterday and believed discussions were proceeding well until the foundation’s “surprising announcement,” Elias said. There are no other meetings scheduled, he said. Elias said he didn’t know if there were any specific commitments KPN was requesting for employees, executives, shareholders or the government.
“We gave both KPN and America Movil (AMXL) a bit of a push to come to a good agreement,” Schraven said. “We want as quickly as possible this to lead to concrete results.”
In a statement, America Movil said its Aug. 9 announcement of its bid intention followed consultations with KPN and is “contrary to what has been stated by the foundation.” America Movil had “substantive discussions” with KPN as recently as this week and “further meetings were scheduled to take place today,” it said.