CORRECTED-Relational recommends Timken spin off steel business

Wed Nov 28, 2012 3:32pm EST

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Nov 28 (Reuters) - Relational Investors, in a partnership with California State Teachers' Retirement System (CalSTRS), reported a 6.15 percent stake in Timken Co, and said the diversified manufacturer should spin off its steel business.

In a regulatory filing on Wednesday, Relational Investors said it had met with Timken management and board members to recommend the company hire advisors to evaluate a spin-off. (Reporting By Lynn Adler; Editing by Gary Hill)

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