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GameStop Shares Hold Losses After Reports Of CEO Replacement Search

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In what is perhaps the largest shakeup since Ryan Cohen, the co-founder and former chief executive of online pet food company Chewy, joined its board in January, Reuters reports that GameStop is looking for a new chief executive to replace George Sherman as it pivots from being a brick-and-mortar video game retailer to an e-commerce firm.

Citing three people familiar with the matter, Reuters notes that GameStop’s board is working with an executive headhunter on the CEO search.

The stock was down 10% early in and bounced very modestly on the CEO replacement headline…

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It’s been a noisy few months since the chaos began in GME, but today’s drop takes the stock back to the same level it was at on Jan 25th…

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As a reminder, GameStop announced last week that the Chewy co-founder will become its chairman after the company’s annual shareholder meeting, which is scheduled for June 9.

GameStop also said Thursday in a securities filing that other new board nominees include Larry Cheng, the first investor in Chewy, and Yang Xu, an executive at Kraft Heinz.

Quite a re-shuffle.

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