Dish director quits after disagreement over handling of LightSquared deal

Gary Howard steps down after an independent committee signed off on the multi-billion dollar deal that will provide hefty profits for Dish chairman

Dish director Gary Howard stepped down from the Denver-based company’s board amid misgivings over how Dish handled its bid for a telecommunications firm that has the potential to provide hundreds of millions of personal profits to Dish Chairman Charlie Ergen. 

Howard’s resignation came following a special board committee’s recommendation of its $2.22 billion bid for LightSquared, which has the potential to payout a massive sum to Ergen, The Wall Street Journal reported. Howard, a nearly eight-year veteran of the Dish board, served as the chief operating officer of Liberty Media until his retirement in 2004. His resignation does not specifically cite any dispute.

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