Leucadia names John M. Dalton controller, chief accounting officer

Leucadia National Corp. (NYSE:LUK), the New York-based financial conglomerate which in January extended a $300 million loan to help FXCM Inc (NYSE:FXCM), has announced the appointment of John M. Dalton as its new controller and chief accounting officer.

The appointment will become effective on or before September 15, 2015, with Mr Dalton to succeed Barbara Lowenthal.

Mr. Dalton, age 33, most recently served as the Assistant Controller and Director, Consolidations and Financial Reporting of TEGNA Inc./Gannett Co., Inc. Since 2004, Mr. Dalton has held other accounting and audit positions at TEGNA/Gannett.

He graduated from James Madison University, where he obtained a Bachelor of Business Administration and is a licensed CPA.

Teresa Gendron, Chief Financial Officer of Leucadia, stated:

“I have worked with John at TEGNA/Gannett and am very pleased he will be joining us. We will benefit from his knowledge and experience, and we look forward to working with John as our newest partner.”

To view the official press release on John M. Dalton’s appointment, click here.

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