ZixCorp Separates Board Chairman and CEO Roles
Lead Independent Director Becomes Non-Executive Chairman
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 10, 2014--
Corporation (ZixCorp), (Nasdaq: ZIXI), a leader in email data
protection, today announced that it separated the role of its chairman
of the board from that of its chief executive officer. Robert C.
Hausmann, ZixCorp’s lead independent director, has been elected as the
non-executive chairman of the board. Richard D. Spurr continues to serve
as ZixCorp’s CEO and as a director.
Mr. Hausmann has served as a ZixCorp director since 2005 and has been
instrumental in guiding ZixCorp’s corporate governance, both as chair of
the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee and as lead
“The trend among public companies to separate the CEO and chairman roles
has gained momentum over the years,” said new ZixCorp chairman Bob
Hausmann. “Our board decided to demonstrate the company’s commitment to
sound corporate governance by adopting a leadership structure that has
strong investor support.”
“We expect Bob Hausmann’s transition from lead independent director to
non-executive chairman to be seamless,” said ZixCorp CEO Rick Spurr.
“Bob and I have worked closely for years on company oversight, and I
look forward to working with him and the entire board under this new
ZixCorp is a leader in email data protection. ZixCorp offers
industry-leading email encryption, a unique email DLP solution and an
innovative email BYOD solution to meet your company’s data protection
and compliance needs. ZixCorp is trusted by the nation’s most
influential institutions in healthcare, finance and government for
easy-to-use secure email solutions. ZixCorp is publicly traded on the
Nasdaq Global Market under the symbol ZIXI, and its headquarters are in
Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.zixcorp.com.
Source: Zix Corporation
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