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Intel CEO resigns after probe into relationship with employee

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"An ongoing investigation by internal and external counsel has confirmed a violation of Intel's non-fraternisation policy, which applies to all managers," the company said in a statement.

[BENGALURU] Intel on Thursday said Chief Executive Officer Brian Krzanich has resigned, effective immediately, after a probe revealed that a past consensual relationship with an Intel employee violated company policy.

"An ongoing investigation by internal and external counsel has confirmed a violation of Intel's non-fraternisation policy, which applies to all managers," the company said in a statement.

The board named Chief Financial Officer Robert Swan as interim chief executive officer.

Mr Krzanich had been in the role since May 2013.

Intel said its board has begun a search for a permanent CEO, including both internal and external candidates, and will hire a an executive search firm to assist in the process.

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The company also forecast better-than-expected second quarter revenue and profit.

Intel said it expects quarterly revenue of about US$16.9 billion and adjusted profit of about 99 US cents per share. Analysts on average were expecting revenue of US$16.29 billion and adjusted profit of 85 US cents per share. 

REUTERS

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