Perrigo Co. PLC PRGO, +1.24% said late Monday that it had appointed Murray Kessler as president and chief executive. Kessler has 30 years of experience in leadership positions and most recently served as CEO of Lorillard Tobacco Co. He will begin his duties immediately and will gain a seat on the board. Former CEO Uwe Roehrhoff will remain “available” for the transition period. Perrigo stock was flat after hours. Perrigo shares rose 1.2% to $72.80 during regular trading, as the S&P 500 index SPX, -0.04% fell less than 0.1%.
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