Exclusive: Southeastern joined by other Dell investors - source

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A man wipes the logo of the Dell IT firm at the CeBIT exhibition centre in Hannover in this February 28, 2010, file photo. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/Files

A man wipes the logo of the Dell IT firm at the CeBIT exhibition centre in Hannover in this February 28, 2010, file photo.

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - At least three of Dell Inc's DELL.O top 20 shareholders support Southeastern Asset Management's decision to vote against the $24.4 billion buyout of the No. 3 PC maker led by CEO Michael Dell, a person close to the matter said.

Among the holders who support Southeastern are Harris Associates LP, Yacktman Asset Management LP and Pzena Investment Management LLC, which between them hold roughly 3.3 percent in Dell, the person said.

Harris and Yacktman were not immediately available for comment. Pzena's chairman, Richard Pzena, said a Dell deal should be in the $20 per share range or the company should explore other options.

(Reporting by Nadia Damouni; editing by Matthew Lewis)

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