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Barnes & Noble Chief Steps Down ; 3 Top Executives Have Left the Troubled American Bookseller in Just 3 Years

Newspaper article International New York Times

Barnes & Noble Chief Steps Down ; 3 Top Executives Have Left the Troubled American Bookseller in Just 3 Years

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Mr. Boire, who led the troubled bookseller for a little more than a year, is the third chief executive to leave in just three years.

Ronald D. Boire, the chief executive of Barnes & Noble, is leaving the company after a tumultuous tenure that lasted a little more than a year, the bookstore chain has announced.

Mr. Boire is the third chief executive to leave the troubled company in just three years, after Michael P. Huseby, who left in July 2015, and William Lynch, who stepped down in July 2013.

In a terse statement on Tuesday that lacked any attempt at corporate spin, the company said that "the board of directors determined that Mr. Boire is not a good fit for the organization and that it was in the best interest of all parties for him to leave the company." A spokeswoman declined to provide additional comment. …

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