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Talisman Energy Inc.has appointed Icahn Capital LP managing directors Samuel Merksamer and Jonathan Christodoro to its board, two months after shareholder activist Carl Icahn bought close to 6% of the stock (see Daily GPI, Oct. 9). Related to the appointments, Talisman said some standstill restrictions would remain in effect until the 2014 annual meeting or when the Icahn nominees are no longer on the board. One of the new directors is to sit on the CEO succession committee; interim chief Hal Kvisle plans to step down (seeDaily GPI, Nov. 8). In addition, Icahn has agreed to vote the shares he controls in support of Talisman's slate of director nominees at the annual meeting.

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