- Vivus (VVUS) CEO and board member Anthony Zook resigns, effective today, due to a recurring medical problem.
- Zook only became CEO in July following a proxy fight by activist investor First Manhattan that led to a boardroom shake-up.
- Vivus has appointed retired Johnson & Johnson executive Seth Fischer to replace Zook as CEO and on the board.
- Vivus shareholders might ask whether Zook's health issue was widely known about during the proxy fight. (PR)
Vivus CEO quits after just over month in job
Sep 3 2013, 07:23 ET