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Crane Co. v. Anaconda Co.
Citation:346 N.E.2d 507 (1976)
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In August, 1975, respondent Crane Company, an Illinois corporation, publicly announced a proposed offer to exchange up to 100 million dollars in subordinated debentures for as many as 5 million shares of common stock of the appellant Anaconda Company. This offer was opposed by Anaconda’s management. On November 1975, Crane’s registration statement became effective and Crane proceeded to distribute its prospectus to numerous brokers, dealers, commercial banks for use in soliciting Anaconda stockholders. The next day, Crane requested a copy of Anaconda’s list of shareholders claiming that Anaconda had a fiduciary duty to its shareholders to present them with all the information pertinent to the pending tender offer. Crane owned no Anaconda stock and Anaconda refused. However, as of December 11, 1975, 2,350,000 Anaconda shares had been tendered to Crane, making Crane Anaconda’s largest shareholder.
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