BlackBerry Names Ex-Verizon, Sony Ericsson Executives to Board

BlackBerry, a week after unveiling a new smartphone lineup, bolstered its board by adding former executives from Verizon Communications Inc. and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications AB.

Dick Lynch, a retired executive video president of Verizon, and Bert Nordberg, the former chief executive officer at Sony Ericsson, will bring the board to 12 members, Waterloo, Ontario- based BlackBerry said today in a statement.

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