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BlackBerry Expands Board, Adds Two Former Telecom Execs

Published on February 7, 2013
by John Paczkowski

BlackBerry added two seats to its board Thursday, naming a pair of longtime telecom execs as directors. Joining the company’s board: Richard Lynch, formerly an executive vice president at Verizon Communications, and Bert Nordberg, who once served as CEO of Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications. Their addition raises the number of directors to an even dozen, and follows calls last year for the company to shake up a board that some critics felt sat idly by while it ceded the smartphone market it helped pioneer to rivals like Google and Apple.

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