March 2 (Reuters) - Independent directors of Arconic:
* "Board has taken Elliott's criticisms very seriously", has engaged in thorough review of Arconic's businesses, strategy and performance
* "Remain convinced that Arconic has right strategy and that Klaus Kleinfeld is CEO who will make it successful"
* Elliott proposed Arconic's CEO Klaus Kleinfeld should be replaced with Larry Lawson
* "Looking forward, board and management team are committed to our three-year plan" Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: