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Tucker: Shareholders keep eye on DuPont proxy fight
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Though it’s been many years since DuPont Co. maintained a sizeable presence here in Kershaw County, there are no doubt hundreds -- perhaps thousands -- of May Plant retirees who still hold the company’s stock in their retirement fund and depend on it to maintain their standard of living. They, along with so many people here who hold a special fondness for DuPont because of all it contributed to this community, are no doubt interested in the bruising proxy fight being waged by a dissident shareholder group which is seeking four seats on DuPont’s board of directors in an attempt to change the direction of the company. Proxy fights -- in essence, battles for control of a company -- are combative affairs which are nearly always congested with outsized egos and curdled emotions.