Tokyo High Court Permits First Exercise of Poison Pill
July 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT
Law360 (July 25, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- On July 9, the Tokyo High Court rejected an appeal by U.S. investment fund Steel Partners to set aside the “poison pill” rights plan of Bull-Dog Sauce Co. Following that ruling, Bull-Dog issued stock warrants to its shareholders on July 11, making it the first company to exercise a poison pill in Japan.
Bull-Dog adopted a poison pill at its annual shareholder meeting in June, roughly a month after Steel Partners had launched a tender offer for its shares.