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Strategic Hotels Extends Shareholder Rights Plan

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Strategic Hotels Extends Shareholder Rights Plan
Strategic Hotels & Resorts Inc. said Monday that it extended its existing shareholder rights plan by a year to protect the company from unwanted takeover attempts.

Strategic Hotels initially adopted the plan amid weak economic conditions in 2008 and hard times for the lodging sector. The Chicago-based real estate investment trust, which owns and provides asset management of high-end hotels and resorts, said its board extended it into next year because of lingering uncertainty in the economy.

Some companies can become tempting acquisition targets during tough economic times, as buyers look to purchase them at a low price and hope to benefit in the long-run when the economy improves. The possibility of a takeover can increase when there are other significant changes at a company. Click here for the full story.

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