Ҵý General Counsel Jonathan D. Kantor To Retire

CHICAGO, April 6, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ҵý today announced that the Ҵý's Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, Jonathan D. Kantor, will retire, effective July 7, 2017. Kantor's decision to retire brings to a close a notable career with Ҵý of nearly 23 years.

In his role as General Counsel, Kantor has been responsible for overseeing all of the Ҵý's legal and governmental affairs. He has also been a member of the Ҵý's executive leadership team, which is responsible for strategy, results and oversight for all business units of Ҵý.

"I want to thank Jon for his leadership and congratulate him on his retirement," said Dino E. Robusto, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ҵý. "Jon has made innumerable contributions to Ҵý and has been a trusted strategic advisor and counselor to management and the Board. His acumen, passion for law and his willingness to face tough challenges has led to the successful defense of the organization and a transformative approach to litigation in our industry. We thank Jon for his leadership in the organization and wish him and his family our very best."

The Ҵý intends to have in place a new general counsel prior to Kantor's retirement.

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