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Yahoo CEO Scott Thompson Resigns Amid Bio Controversy

Scott Thompson Executive Portrait - P 2012

UPDATED: Fred Amoroso becomes chairman and Ross Levinsohn interim CEO as the company reaches an agreement with a dissident shareholder.

Yahoo made things official on Sunday, replacing CEO Scott Thompson amid a controversy over his resume.

The Internet company named Ross Levinsohn interim CEO and Fred Amoroso chairman as it said it has reached an agreement with a dissident shareholder.

The deal with hedge fund Third Point settles a pending contest over board seats.

Amoroso replaces Roy Bostock, who has stepped down from his role as non-executive chairman "to accelerate the leadership transition for the new board," Yahoo said. Bostock had already been rumored to be on his way out.

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