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February 14, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
Visx Inc., a leading maker of lasers used in vision-correction surgery, said Tuesday that it named company President Elizabeth Davila to replace Chief Executive Mark Logan. Logan will remain chairman of the board until the next annual meeting, scheduled for May 1. Financier Carl Icahn, who has a 9.9% stake in the company, called for Visx to sell itself to a larger company during October discussions with Davila. Icahn has said he plans a proxy fight to seize control of Visx's board.
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February 14, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
Visx Inc., a leading maker of lasers used in vision-correction surgery, said Tuesday that it named company President Elizabeth Davila to replace Chief Executive Mark Logan. Logan will remain chairman of the board until the next annual meeting, scheduled for May 1. Financier Carl Icahn, who has a 9.9% stake in the company, called for Visx to sell itself to a larger company during October discussions with Davila. Icahn has said he plans a proxy fight to seize control of Visx's board.
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October 21, 2000 | Bloomberg News
Financier Carl Icahn indirectly acquired a 9.95% stake in Visx Inc. and suggested to the company's president that the Santa Clara, Calif.-based developer of excimer lasers put itself up for sale. Icahn affiliates spent $141.9 million to purchase 6.02 million Visx common shares, according to a Schedule 13D filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. That works out to $23.57 a share. Visx shares rose $2.63 to close at $23 on the NYSE.
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May 2, 2001 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Financier Carl Icahn dropped his effort to oust the board of Visx Inc., the biggest maker of equipment for laser eye surgeries, but left open the prospect that he--either alone or with others--might still launch a takeover bid for the company. Separately, a company bankrolled by Icahn made a buyout offer for New Hyde Park, N.Y.-based Morton's Restaurant Group Inc., which operates more than 60 restaurants, mostly as Morton's of Chicago steakhouses, including ones in Beverly Hills and Palm Desert.
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May 24, 2003 | James F. Peltz, Times Staff Writer
Visx Inc., the leading maker of laser eye surgery gear, won federal approval Friday to sell a new technology that many believe will reignite growth in the eye-correction market. The Food and Drug Administration authorized the "wavefront-guided" system developed by Santa Clara, Calif.-based Visx for correcting nearsightedness and an eye malady called astigmatism. Visx is conducting human trials of its effectiveness on farsightedness.
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