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Barnes & Noble chairman sells portion of stock


Barnes & Noble chairman Leonard Riggio has sold a portion of his holdings of company stock.

Riggio said he sold 3.7 million shares of common stock, after which his holdings are expected to represent approximately 20% of Barnes & Noble’s common stock outstanding.

“After this sale I remain the company’s largest shareholder, a position I feel very good about,” said Riggio. “I love this company and I believe in its future as I do in all of the wonderful people who work here.”

Riggio added that his sale is part of his long-term financial and estate planning and that he has no plans to sell more stock this calendar year.

Barnes & Noble operates 663 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, as well as an e-commerce site.

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