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July 9, 2013

Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch has resigned, effective immediately.

New York -- Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch has resigned, effective immediately. The company said it has appointed Michael P. Huseby as CEO of Nook Media and president of Barnes & Noble. He had served as the company’s CFO since 2012.

Lynch, a technology veteran, took the reins of Barnes & Noble in 2010, and was a driving force in the chain's transition into digital and the expansion of its Nook line of tablets. No reason was given for his departure. 

July 9, 2013

Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch has resigned, effective immediately.

New York -- Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch has resigned, effective immediately. The company said it has appointed Michael P. Huseby as CEO of Nook Media and president of Barnes & Noble. He had served as the company’s CFO since 2012.

Lynch, a technology veteran, took the reins of Barnes & Noble in 2010, and was a driving force in the chain's transition into digital and the expansion of its Nook line of tablets. No reason was given for his departure. 

March 11, 2013

Barnes & Noble Inc. signed an employment agreement with CEO William Lynch to remain in his post for another two years, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

New York -- Barnes & Noble Inc. signed an employment agreement with CEO William Lynch to remain in his post for another two years, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Lynch will receive the same compensation and benefits as before, but get an additional cash bonus of $1.8 million for his role in attracting investments from Microsoft Corp. and Pearson PLC in forming Nook Media LLC, according to a Reuters report.

March 11, 2013

Barnes & Noble Inc. signed an employment agreement with CEO William Lynch to remain in his post for another two years, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

New York -- Barnes & Noble Inc. signed an employment agreement with CEO William Lynch to remain in his post for another two years, according to a filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

Lynch will receive the same compensation and benefits as before, but get an additional cash bonus of $1.8 million for his role in attracting investments from Microsoft Corp. and Pearson PLC in forming Nook Media LLC, according to a Reuters report.

July 24, 2012

Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch was compensated $10 million in 2011, compared to $1.6 million in 2010, according to a report by the Associated Press.

New York -- Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch was compensated $10 million in 2011, compared to $1.6 million in 2010, according to a report by the Associated Press.

The difference is due to a large stock option grant, reported AP, as Barnes & Noble compensated Lynch for expanding the retailer’s digital business. However, an SEC filing revealed the retailer planned to pay Lynch double the $5.3 million in stock options it granted, but found it couldn't due to its 2009 incentive plan rules.

January 5, 2012

Barnes & Noble said that it is beginning “strategic exploratory work” to separate the Nook division in an effort to help the emerging business grow.

New York City -- Barnes & Noble said Thursday that it is beginning “strategic exploratory work” to separate the Nook division in an effort to help the emerging business grow.

“We see substantial value in what we’ve built with our Nook business in only two years, and we believe it’s the right time to investigate our options to unlock that value,” said William Lynch, CEO, Barnes & Noble.