Symantec has terminated CEO Steve Bennett and named Michael Brown, a board member, as interim president and CEO, the company said Thursday afternoon. A special committee will start a search for a permanent replacement now. Chairman Dan Schulman said “this considered decision was the result of an ongoing deliberative process, and not precipitated by any event or impropriety.” Bennett’s immediate predecessor at the security vendor, Enrique Salem was dismissed in 2012 after poor earnings results.

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