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Yahoo! Chairman, three directors to steps down

PTI | Last Modified - Feb 08, 2012, 10:37 AM IST

Yahoo! Chairman, three directors to steps down
  • Yahoo! Chairman, three directors to steps down
    Yahoo! Chairman, three directors to steps down

    Yahoo! Chairman, Mr Roy Bostock, has announced he was stepping down from the board of the struggling Internet company along with three other directors.

    Mr Bostock, in a letter to shareholders, also said Yahoo! was in “active discussions” with its partners in Asia on restructuring its holdings in the Alibaba Group and Yahoo! Japan.

    Mr Bostock yesterday said he had decided not to stand for re-election at Yahoo!’s next shareholders meeting, along with board members Mr Vyomesh Joshi, Mr Arthur Kern and Mr Gary Wilson.

    He said the board elected two independent directors yesterday: Mr Alfred Amoroso, former president and chief executive of Rovi Corp, and Mr Maynard Webb, a former chief operating officer at eBay.

    Mr Bostock said a strategic review of Yahoo! has made “significant progress” and has included “a wide range of discussions with potential partners.

    “We have engaged with potential investors and reviewed proposals concerning an equity investment in the company, although at this time there have not been any proposals which have been deemed by the committee to be attractive to our shareholders,” he said.

    “We are also in active discussions with our partners in Asia regarding the possibility of restructuring our holdings in Alibaba Group and Yahoo! Japan,” Mr Bostock said.

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