SUNNYVALE, CA - April 25, 2002 - AMD announced today that Hector de J. Ruiz has been elected chief executive officer. The action came at a board of directors meeting in New York following the annual shareholder meeting. W.J. Sanders III was elected chairman.
Ruiz, 56, has been president and chief operating officer of AMD since January 2000. Sanders, 65, is a co-founder of AMD and has served as chief executive officer of the company since its founding on May 1, 1969.
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