Yahoo Inc. CEO Marissa Mayer said Tuesday the planned spinoff of the company's $40 billion stake in Alibaba [s:BABA] should close in the fourth quarter of 2015. Yahoo undertook the spinoff of all of its 384 million shares in Alibaba to avoid a $16 billion tax liability, according to Mayer. "We believe it maximizes value for our shareholders," Mayer said on a quarterly conference call.
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