NEW YORK — Robert Taubman, chairman and chief executive officer of Taubman Centers, has surrendered the additional voting power obtained from other shareholders to block a takeover move by rival Simon Property Group Inc.

The voting agreements, obtained via proxies from nonfamily shareholders following Simon’s hostile bid for Taubman in November, increased the ceo’s voting power to 33.6 percent, enough to block any approval of a merger.

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