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BB Stock Alert: What to Know as BlackBerry Announces CEO Departure

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  • BlackBerry (BB) stock is dropping on news of its CEO departing.
  • John Chen is leaving the company on Nov. 4 as his contract ends.
  • Richard Lynch is taking over as interim CEO while the company searches for a permanent replacement.
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BlackBerry (NYSE:BB) stock is in the news Tuesday after the security software company announced the departure of CEO John Chen.

Chen, who was also the executive chairman of the company’s board, is retiring from his role at BlackBerry on Saturday. The company notes this comes with the end of his contract after completing the Project Imperium evaluation.

With Chen’s departure, Richard Lynch is taking over as the next executive chairman of Blackberry. He’s also going to lead the company as its interim CEO while it conducts a search for a permanent replacement. Lynch has been with BB since 2013 and has held several executive positions over the course of his career.

Prem Watsa, lead director of the BlackBerry Board, said the following about Lynch taking over:

“With his deep industry experience and strong leadership track record, Dick is well-positioned to continue advancing our strategy with the Board’s ongoing support and insight.”

BB Stock Movement Today?

BB stock is falling on Tuesday as investors react to the departure of its CEO. This has the company’s shares down 5.9% as of this writing. That comes with some 1.4 million shares traded, as compared to its daily average trading volume of 6.3 million shares.

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On the date of publication, William White did not have (either directly or indirectly) any positions in the securities mentioned in this article. The opinions expressed in this article are those of the writer, subject to the InvestorPlace.com Publishing Guidelines.


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