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Bill Ackman’s unprecedented, uninformed and unimaginable billion-dollar-bet against Herbalife Nutrition – one of the largest direct selling companies in the world – has surpassed four years. His attack on Herbalife Nutrition has been called everything from “deplorable abuse” to “foolish” to a “colossal hubristic quest for vindication.”

Noted policy makers, thought leaders and journalists have all publicly questioned Bill Ackman’s motivation, tactics and judgment and have called on him to stop his vicious attacks against the nutrition company. For instance, when asked by CNBC about comments made to The New York Times as to whether Ackman had crossed the line from “trying to spread the truth” to “trying to move the price of a stock,” former SEC Chairman Harvey Pitt explained, “It is certainly looking that way.” Pitt continued, “If you are trying to move the price of a stock to vindicate your investment philosophy, that’s not okay.”

Bill Ackman’s campaign of destruction is well documented, with significant articles in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Fortune, Forbes and The Huffington Post calling into question Ackman’s motives and whether his hubris has gotten in the way of his judgment and responsibility to Pershing Square Capital investors:

“Ackman has used a campaign of lies and deceit…to intentionally destroy Herbalife and its 2.3 million distributors in a blatant display of crony capitalism-fueled class warfare.”
Bruce DelValle, Clash Daily, May 20, 2017

“…[Ackman] is more motivated by greed…He lives in a world of fantasy at the peril of his investors’ money.”
Duke Fergus, Red State, March 30, 2017

“The fact is Bill Ackman took out a public short on Herbalife, and it’s not panning out. Siccing regulators on it hasn’t worked. Trying to drive away investors hasn’t worked. So he has turned to desperation …”
Brian McNicoll, Washington Examiner, December 20, 2016

“Mr. Ackman has sold short $1 billion worth of Herbalife stock. In order to reap profits from the gamble, he has publicly maligned Herbalife’s business model, and covertly schemed to plunge its stock price to zero. Among other things, in 2014, an ABC news report accused Ackman of “paying a ‘whistleblower’ as much as $3.6 million over 10 years if he could help provide damaging information about the company to the government.”
Bruce Fein, The Huffington Post, September 21, 2016

“Averaging down like Ackman and holding onto losing positions is nothing more than gambling.”
Alex Barro, The Street, March 2016

“Ackman’s meddling with J.C. Penney and bet against Herbalife nearly sunk Pershing Square. And to date, Valeant is the most stinging example of Ackman’s volatility.”
Antoine Gara, Forbes, March 2016

“Ackman’s tactics are also highly questionable.”
Thomas Lee, San Francisco Chronicle, June 2015Alexandra Stevenson and Julie Creswell, The New York Times, October 2014

“It was a sad performance, and it was, minute by minute, calling into question his judgment and credibility.”
Erik M. Gordon, professor at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business, quoted in The New York Times, October 2014


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