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Allergan (AGN) disclosed that two influential advisory firms — Institutional Shareholder Services and Glass Lewis — urged its shareholders to vote against a proposal by the Appaloosa hedge fund to immediately separate the chief executive officer and chairman roles. Appaloosa, led by billionaire David Tepper, has been pressing Allergan since last year to separate the two roles. Instead, the drug maker recently committed to separating the jobs during its next leadership transition. ISS noted Allergan added six independent directors since 2016.

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