Below is the email just received from Blue Buffalo’s “general counsel”…
Dear Ms. Thixton,
The rumor you reported about on May 12, 2014, about discussions between Purina and Blue Buffalo is not true. There have been no discussion about any transaction between Blue Buffalo and Nestle Purina, or any affiliate of Nestle Purina. Your cooperation in correcting this will be greatly appreciated.
Richard MacLean, General Counsel, Blue Buffalo Company.