Board Appoints General Counsel as New President
MENLO PARK, Calif. -- Dec. 31,
2001 -- Be Incorporated today announced the resignation of its
President and CEO, Jean-Louis Gassee. Following the completion
of the sale of Be's intellectual property assets to Palm, Inc.,
the company has been pursuing activities mainly related to winding
down the business and dissolving the company as approved by
stockholders at the November 12, 2001 special meeting. The Board
of Directors has appointed Dan Johnston, Be's General Counsel,
to serve as President during the dissolution process.
``This is the normal progression
of events in a company that is winding down and dissolving,''
said Gassee. ``Mr. Johnston is best positioned to guide the
company through the intricacies of the statutory dissolution
process, and to help the Board determine whether an Antitrust
suit against Microsoft is both viable and serves to maximize
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