Yahoo names Fred Amoroso chairman and appoints Ross Levinsohn interim CEO as former CEO Scott Thompson leaves company

+Yahoo! Inc. has announced that the company's Board of Directors has named Fred Amoroso as Chairman of the Board of Directors and +ross levinsohn as interim Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately.

Levinsohn replaces Scott Thompson, former Yahoo! CEO. Thompson leaves the company amid controversy over mentions on his resume and in regulatory filings of a computer science degree he never received.

Statement from +Yahoo!: http://investor.yahoo.net/releasedetail.cfm?ReleaseID=672824

+AllThingsD: http://allthingsd.com/20120513/exclusive-yahoos-thompson-out-levinsohn-in-board-settlement-with-loeb-nears-completion/

Photo: +Reuters / Kimberly White

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