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Jana Partners says bought EQT Corp stake for $497.2 mln

July 5 (Reuters) - Activist investor Jana Partners LLC said on Wednesday it paid about $497.2 million to amass a 5.8 percent stake in EQT Corp, according to a regulatory filing.

Jana Partners disclosed the stake on Monday and urged the company to abandon its $6.7 billion proposed acquisition of rival Rice Energy Inc. (http://bit.ly/2tIF4o5) (Reporting by Yashaswini Swamynathan in Bengaluru; Editing by Saumyadeb Chakrabarty)