Sweetening the pot ahead of today's shareholder vote deciding the fate of Freeport McMoRan's...

|By:, SA News Editor

Sweetening the pot ahead of today's shareholder vote deciding the fate of Freeport McMoRan's (FCX) proposed takeover of Plains Exploration (PXP), PXP declares a special $3/share dividend and FCX announces a $1/share supplemental dividend to be paid upon closing the acquisition. With a close vote expected, the moves may well tip support in favor of the deal. PXP +6.2%, FCX +0.8% premarket.