Monday, May 28, 2007

VeriSign Names New CEO

VeriSign named William A. Roper, Jr. as its new President and Chief Executive Officer, replacing Stratton Sclavos, who is leaving after 12 years at the post. Roper, who has served as a Director of VeriSign since November 2003, most recently served as Executive Vice President of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). He also served as SAIC's Chief Financial Officer from 1990 to 2000, and played a leadership role in Network Solutions from the time of its acquisition by SAIC in 1995 until its merger into VeriSign in 2000.

The company's Board also elected Edward A. Mueller as Chairman of the Board.

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