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5% of companies whose defensive measure was structured to require shareholders' approval have set up special committees.
Nokia said that it was taking this action as a defensive measure to ensure there is a consolidated forum for addressing these issues.
Hokuetsu planning defensive measure against Oji's hostile bid
According to Aquinas' book On War, a war of self-defense needs "no special moral justification;" however, an offensive war should be viewed only as a defensive measure.
The British duo rejected speculation that the merger was a defensive measure against possible European expansion by Wal-Mart (see story page 4).
Chairman of selectors the last time England sent an Ashes party Down Under, Illingworth said: "Four years ago, Phil Tufnell did an effective job bowling over the wicket into the rough just outside leg-stump - and not just as a defensive measure.
If a PO was born as a defensive measure to try to stall managed care, the PO will likely experience an early death.
An air force spokesman said that sending flights to its air defence zone was a defensive measure to protect the country's airspace and was in line with international common practices.
LONDON, Shawwal 22, 1434, Aug 29, 2013, SPA -- Britain is sending six RAF Typhoon jets to Cyprus as a defensive measure amid growing tensions over Syria and talks of Western military intervention, Reuters reported.
The move would be a defensive measure against a possible hostile takeover bid, one of the people said.
As a defensive measure, hajj pilgrims, health workers, sufferers of chronic diseases and children from 6 months to 5 years were first to receive the swine flu shot.
The defensive measure is the issuance of equity warrants that will allow Hokuetsu shareholders other than the bidder to double their shareholdings to dilute Oji's voting rights and make it difficult for Oji to take control of Hokuetsu.
After the eagle-related call, the hornbills got noisier, making more calls than before the recording, and more than 70 percent of the birds approached the sound, a typical defensive measure that presumably indicates to the intruder that it has been seen.