Wednesday's shareholder meeting was marked with unexpected acrimony. Biogen's chairman, Bruce Ross, recessed the meeting for more than three hours over shouted objections from Mr. Icahn's representatives.
Biogen's executives then retreated to a small patio at the headquarters of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, where the meeting was held, and phoned major shareholders to solicit support.
Mr. Icahn's nominees returned to a Boston-area hotel and did the same.
As I always say: Real mature, guys, reaaallllllll mature.