AMD Announces Retirement of John Caldwell from Board of Directors and Appointment of Nora Denzel as Lead Independent Director

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 16, 2022 — AMD (NASDAQ: AMD) announ­ced that John Cald­well is reti­ring from the AMD board of direc­tors after 16 years of ser­vice. Nora Den­zel will suc­ceed Cald­well as lead inde­pen­dent direc­tor, effec­ti­ve immediately.

Cald­well joi­ned the AMD board of direc­tors in 2006. He ser­ved as chair­man from 2016 to 2022 and was named lead inde­pen­dent direc­tor ear­lier this year. He held a varie­ty of com­mit­tee posi­ti­ons throughout his ten­u­re, inclu­ding chair of the com­pen­sa­ti­on and lea­ders­hip resour­ces com­mit­tee and ser­ving on the nomi­na­ting and cor­po­ra­te gover­nan­ce committee.

On behalf of the AMD board of direc­tors, I want to thank John for his out­stan­ding lea­ders­hip and unwa­vering com­mit­ment to deli­ver long-term value to our share­hol­ders,” said Dr. Lisa Su, Chair and CEO of AMD. “His dedi­ca­ti­on to the suc­cess of AMD has made a las­ting impact on the com­pa­ny and we wish him the best in his reti­re­ment. I am plea­sed that Nora has agreed to beco­me our lead inde­pen­dent direc­tor. Her bre­adth of tech­ni­cal and busi­ness expe­ri­ence and the strong role she has play­ed sin­ce joi­ning the board make Nora ide­al­ly sui­ted for the position.”

Den­zel has ser­ved on the AMD board of direc­tors sin­ce 2014, most recent­ly as chair of the com­pen­sa­ti­on and lea­ders­hip resour­ce com­mit­tee. She brings more than 25 years of expe­ri­ence in tech­no­lo­gy, data cen­ter and soft­ware through exe­cu­ti­ve manage­ment posi­ti­ons at Intuit, HP, EMC and IBM and as inte­rim CEO of Red­box. Den­zel has ser­ved on the boards of eight public com­pa­nies and cur­r­ent­ly ser­ves on the board of direc­tors of Erics­son, SUSE Linux and Nor­ton­LifeLock. She also ser­ves on the board of the Natio­nal Asso­cia­ti­on of Cor­po­ra­te Direc­tors in Washing­ton, D.C. and was named an eme­ri­tus board mem­ber after over a deca­de of ser­vice on the board of, a non­pro­fit dedi­ca­ted to get­ting more women into computing.

About AMD
For more than 50 years AMD has dri­ven inno­va­ti­on in high-per­for­mance com­pu­ting, gra­phics and visua­liz­a­ti­on tech­no­lo­gies. Bil­li­ons of peop­le, lea­ding For­tu­ne 500 busi­nes­ses and cut­ting-edge sci­en­ti­fic rese­arch insti­tu­ti­ons around the world rely on AMD tech­no­lo­gy dai­ly to impro­ve how they live, work and play. AMD employees are focu­sed on buil­ding lea­ders­hip high-per­for­mance and adap­ti­ve pro­ducts that push the bounda­ries of what is pos­si­ble. For more infor­ma­ti­on about how AMD is enab­ling today and inspi­ring tomor­row, visit the AMD (NASDAQ: AMDweb­siteblogLin­kedIn and Twit­ter pages. 

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