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William Lynch Resigns as Barnes & Noble CEO

Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch has resigned.  In addition, Michael P. Huseby will serve as CEO of NOOK Media and Barnes & Noble, Inc. president.

Lynch had this statement:

I appreciate the opportunity to serve as CEO of this terrific Company over the last three years,” said William Lynch.  “There is a great executive team and Board in place at Barnes & Noble, and I look forward to the many innovations the Company will be bringing to its millions of physical and digital media customers in the future.


Barnes & Noble College CEO Max J. Roberts will will “continue to lead the digital education strategy” while reporting to Huseby. The company also made two promotions:

The Company also announced that Allen Lindstrom, Vice President and the Company’s Corporate Controller, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of Barnes & Noble, Inc.  He will report to Mr. Huseby.  Kanuj Malhotra, Vice President of Corporate Development, has been promoted to Chief Financial Officer of NOOK Media LLC.

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