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Shares Of Feeport-McMoRan Lower By 3%, Co-Founder Steps Down From Board Of Directors

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Shares of Freeport-McMoRan Inc (NYSE: FCX) fell early Monday morning after the company announced a change in its leadership structure.

Freeport-McMoRan announced that James R. Moffett will step down from the company's Board of Directors and as Executive Chairman.

Shares of Freeport-McMoRan were trading lower by 3.30 percent at $7.32 following the announcment.

Moffett, along with two associates, founded McMoRan Oil & Gas Co. in 1969. The executive led the effort to merge the company with Freeport Minerals.

Moffett has agreed to become a consultant to Freeport-McMoRan's Boarde of Directors and provide advisory services and has been named Chairman Emeritus.

Gerald J. Ford has been elected as Non-Executive Chairman and has served as the company's Lead Independent Director since 2013. Richard Adkerson will continue service as President and Chief Executive Officer.

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