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Viacom Moves to Replace Some Directors

Newspaper article International New York Times

Viacom Moves to Replace Some Directors

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An effort to replace some directors is said to be underway, and there may be a possibility of recombining Viacom and CBS, which split in 2006.

National Amusements, the theater chain through which Sumner M. Redstone controls his $40 billion empire, is preparing to replace a handful of directors on the Viacom board, a move that is expected to serve as a prelude to the ouster of the company's embattled chief executive.

In consideration for board positions are Kenneth Lerer, a venture capitalist and chairman of Buzzfeed, and Nicole Seligman, a former Sony executive and lawyer who represented President Bill Clinton during his impeachment trial, according to three people briefed on the discussions.

Also on the list is Judith McHale, the former Discovery Communications chief and general counsel for MTV Networks in the 1980s, and Thomas J. …

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