Rices nominate their own directors to oversee EQT

The battle for control of EQT Corp. escalated Thursday, with former Rice Energy executives nominating its own slate of board of directors to run the Pittsburgh-based natural gas drilling company.

Since December, former Rice Energy President Toby Z. Rice and former EVP Derek A. Rice, have been battling to change direction at EQT (NYSE: EQT). They’ve engaged in a war of words with EQT’s current management team and board of directors, and lobbied the board and fellow EQT shareholders for the changes.

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