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Former Interim CEO & President Parker to Leave Wells Fargo

November 15, 2019, 07:24 AM

Wells Fargo & Company announced General Counsel C. Allen Parker has made the decision to leave the company effective March 31, 2020, to pursue other business opportunities. Parker joined Wells Fargo as General Counsel in March 2017, served as interim CEO and President from March 2019 to October 2019, and then returned to the General Counsel role.

The company will commence a search for a new General Counsel immediately with the goal being that Parker will assist in a smooth transition to the new General Counsel.

“I want to thank Allen for his dedication to Wells Fargo and his many contributions as General Counsel and interim CEO,” said Charlie Scharf, Wells Fargo CEO and President. “He has demonstrated exemplary leadership, both in moving the company forward during an important period in our history and in his active engagement with team members and all stakeholders. We wish him all the best as he embarks on the next chapter in his distinguished career.”

Parker said, “I want to offer my sincere thanks to all my colleagues, especially our 261,000 team members, for their support and encouragement during my time at Wells Fargo. I have had a wonderful experience at this remarkable company, first as General Counsel and then as interim CEO, and I will work diligently in the months ahead to assist in an effective transition to a new General Counsel. I am confident that Wells Fargo today is in good stead and getting better every day. I look forward to my next business adventure, and I will continue to root for Wells Fargo’s success.”

As General Counsel, Parker has responsibility for the company’s legal affairs and oversight of the Legal Department and is a member of the Wells Fargo Operating Committee. He was interim CEO and President of Wells Fargo and a member of the Board of Directors from March to October 2019. Parker joined the company in March 2017 from Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, where he was presiding partner from January 2013 to December 2016, responsible for development and implementation of firm-wide strategy and day-to-day firm leadership, including financial analysis and reporting, business development, risk management, and public relations.

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