Herbalife Ltd agreed to pay $200 million and change the way it does business to avoid being labeled a pyramid scheme by regulators, a blow to hedge fund manager Bill Ackman who for years has been betting against the dietary supplements maker.

Shares of Herbalife jumped more than 20 percent after the settlement was made public and the Los Angeles-based company said its board had cleared the way for billionaire investor Carl Icahn to boost his stake in the company to as much as 35 percent from his current 18.3 percent.

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