Texas Instruments CEO Brian Crutcher resigns for violating code of conduct

Texas Instruments CEO Brian Crutcher resigns due to code of conduct violations.
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Texas Instruments CEO Brian Crutcher resigns due to code of conduct violations.

Texas Instruments said Tuesday that CEO Brian Crutcher resigned for violating the company's code of conduct related to personal behavior.

TI did not specify exactly what Crutcher did that violated company policies. He had been at the company for more than two decades before assuming the role of CEO.

The company also said Chairman Richard Templeton will reassume the roles of president and CEO. TI said that Templeton's appointment is "not temporary, and the board is not searching for a replacement."

Templeton had stepped down as CEO in January after 14 years in the role.

Shares of Texas Instruments fell about 2 percent in after-hours trade Tuesday. The stock has climbed more than 10 percent so far this year.

Separately, the company reported adjusted second-quarter earnings of $1.37 a share on $4.02 billion in revenue. Texas Instruments is scheduled to post full financial results on July 24.

Read the announcement below:

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) today announced the resignation of Brian Crutcher as president, CEO and a member of the TI board. The board has named Rich Templeton, the company's chairman, to reassume the roles of president and CEO on an ongoing, indefinite basis, in addition to continuing as chairman. Templeton's appointment is not temporary, and the board is not searching for a replacement.

Crutcher resigned due to violations of the company's code of conduct. The violations are related to personal behavior that is not consistent with our ethics and core values, but not related to company strategy, operations or financial reporting.

"For decades, our company's core values and code of conduct have been foundational to how we operate and behave, and we have no tolerance for violations of our code of conduct," said Mark Blinn, lead director of the TI Board. "Over the past 14 years, Rich has successfully led TI to become the company it is today, and we have great confidence in his values and ability to continue to lead this company forward."

"I have tremendous pride in this company, and passion for continuing to make TI even stronger and better," said Rich Templeton, TI chairman, president and CEO. "I remain dedicated to moving TI forward with an unwavering commitment to operate ethically and conduct ourselves professionally in everything we do."

TI also reported second-quarter revenue of $4.02 billion, up 9 percent from the same quarter a year ago, and earnings per share of $1.40. EPS included a 3 cent discrete tax benefit not in the company's original guidance. TI will provide full second-quarter results and third-quarter guidance in its earnings release and conference call on July 24.