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Third Point Issues Statement On Yahoo!'s Layoffs Announcement - Quick Facts

Third Point LLC said that Yahoo! Inc's (YHOO) layoffs announcement represent the company's fifth significant headcount reduction in as many years.

Third Point, Yahoo!'s largest outside shareholder, said while this action was unfortunately necessary and widely expected, it is disappointed that this round of cuts occurred before CEO Scott Thompson has articulated his strategic plan for the company.

Earlier today, Yahoo said it will layoff about 2,000 employees, or 14 percent of its global workforce, as it revamps itself into a slimmer company. Yahoo estimates the restructuring will result in annualized savings of about $375 million. The company also currently expects to incur an estimated $125 million to $145 million in pretax cash charges relating to employee severance, with the majority of it being recognized in the second quarter.

by RTT Staff Writer

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