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Don deBethizy resigns as Targacept CEO

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Executive Summary

Targacept has announced management changes that include the surprising resignation of Dr Donald deBehizy, who is stepping down as president, CEO and a member of the board of directors. The search for a new CEO has already begun. In the meantime, the company will be led by a four-person office of the chairman, which will be led by Mark Skaletsky, Targacept's chair. The rest of the office of the chairman will comprise Jeffrey Brennan, senior vice-president of business and commercial development and CBO; Alan Musso, senior vice-president of finance and administration, CFO and treasurer; and Peter Zorn, senior vice-president of legal affairs, general counsel and secretary.

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