Ackman Gets His Barron's Correction

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Bill Ackman wrote a long letter to Barron’s this weekend complaining about Andrew Bary’s piece on the hedge fund manager’s crusade against Target’s management.

This is how it started:

As a long-time Barron’s reader, I was disappointed to read Andrew Bary’s recent article, “Ackman’s Target Campaign is Off-Target,” which does your readers a disservice for it fails to accurately characterise what our proxy contest at Target is about, and is riddled with numerous materially false and misleading statements.

Well, Ackman got a correction:

Correction: The original article said Ackman proposed that Target place its stores into a REIT. His plan involves putting the land under Target’s stores into a REIT. He wants Target to continue to own its stores.

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