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T Rowe Price backed activist nominees in Exxon board contest

May 28 (Reuters) - Fund manager T. Rowe Price backed three activist-slate candidates in the contest for board of directors seats at oil giant Exxon Mobil Corp, a spokesman said on Friday.

T. Rowe Price voted in favor of hedge fund Engine No. 1 nominees Gregory Goff, Kaisa Hietala and Alexander Karsner, the spokesman said. Both Goff and Hietala have won board seats at Exxon, and Karsner remains in the running for a seat as vote counting continues at Exxon after Wednesday’s shareholder meeting. (Reporting by Jennifer Hiller)

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