CSX CEO Hunter Harrison takes medical leave after complications through a recent illness

Shares of U.S. rail operator CSX Corp. fell 9 percent inside the premarket after the company said CEO as well as also President E. Hunter Harrison has taken medical leave after unexpected complications through a recent illness.

Chief Operating Officer James M. Foote will fill in as as acting CEO for Harrison, who earlier This specific year left as the head of Canadian Pacific to take the the top job at CSX, the nation’s third largest railroad operator.

The company will hold a conference call on Friday morning (Dec. 15) at 7:30 a.m. EST to give updates.

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