Federal regulators investigate Mark Hurd’s departure from HP
SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Federal regulators are investigating the circumstances of Mark Hurd’s forced resignation five months ago as CEO of Hewlett-Packard.
HP, the world’s biggest maker of personal computers, said it is cooperating with the investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission, which was earlier reported by The Wall Street Journal.
A spokesman for Hurd said the former CEO “acted properly in all
Local and widely held stocks respects.” The SEC declined to comment.
Hurd’s ouster came after a former HP contractor named Jodie Fisher accused him of sexual harassment. She alleged Hurd told her in advance about HP’s $13.9 billion acquisition of Electronic Data Systems in 2008, a person familiar with the matter has told The Associated Press. Fisher later said there were “many inaccuracies” in her claim, and she and Hurd settled.
Hurd is the former CEO and president of NCR.