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Appeared on: Friday, April 26, 2013
Yahoo Chairman Resigns

Yahoo today announced that chairman Fred Amoroso has decided not to seek reelection to the board of directors at the upcoming 2013 annual meeting of shareholders.

Amoroso will continue to serve on the board through the shareholders meeting on June 25, but has resigned as chairman of the board. The board has appointed Maynard Webb, Jr. to serve as interim chairman.

"I'm very grateful and proud of the progress Yahoo has made over the past year," said Amoroso. "When I took the position as chairman, I told the board that my intention was to serve for one year, in order to help Yahoo during a critical time of transformation. In that time, Yahoo hired a great new CEO, brought on a fantastic management team, revitalized the employee base, and has begun to release top notch new products. With Marissa at the helm and the leadership team in place, this is a natural time for me to transition off the board, consistent with what I said a year ago."

Following the completion of Amoroso's term at the annual meeting, Yahoo's board will comprise 10 members.


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