CSX’s board has voted to extend the deadline to nominate directors and to propose other business. The changes will be considered during the 2017 annual meeting of shareholders on Feb 24, and today had been the last day for nominations.

The move comes as CSX Corp. (NASDAQ: CSX) continues to have discussions with railroad veteran Hunter Harrison and activist investor Paul Hilal of Mantle Ridge LP, with a meeting scheduled for today. The company is discussing a three-year CEO contract for Harrison,…