Hedge-fund billionaire Bill Ackman, chairman and largest shareholder of The Howard Hughes Corp., wants to sell a big chunk of his stake in the company.
Dallas-based Howard Hughes, developer of Las Vegas’ Summerlin community and other U.S. projects, announced Tuesday that Ackman’s Pershing Square Holdings Ltd. and Pershing Square LP plan to offer for sale 2.5 million shares of Hughes stock.
If Ackman sold the shares at Tuesday’s closing price, he would generate $332.1 million in proceeds.
Howard Hughes stock ended Tuesday trading on the New York Stock Exchange at $132.84 per share, up 1.2 percent, or $1.57, but dropped 3.46 percent, or $4.59, to $128.25 after hours.
Summerlin spans 22,500 acres along the Las Vegas Valley’s western rim and has more than 100,000 residents. Howard Hughes also has properties and projects in Hawaii, Texas and New York, among other places.
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