James Perry has retired from the board of Isle of Capri Casinos Inc.
The move follows the company's elimination earlier this month of his
previous post of executive chairman.
notified the company July 25 that his
retirement was effective immediately and wasn't because of any disagreement with the company, Isle officials said in a regulatory filing Monday with the Securities and Exchange Commission
Earlier this month, Isle officials had said they had eliminated the executive chairman post as part of the company's efforts to streamline operations but that Perry
would remain on the board.
Isle of Capri will not fill the vacancy left by Perry
because of its "ongoing profit improvement plan," the company said in Monday's filing.
Perry, 63, who had been a director since 2007, was named chairman of the board in August 2009 and was named executive chairman of the board in April 2011.
From March 2008 to April 2011, he served as the company's CEO.
From July 2005 to July 2007, Perry was CEO and president of Trump Entertainment Resort Inc., which filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in February 2009.
Perry was president of Argosy Gaming Co. from April 1997 to July 2002 and CEO of Argosy Gaming Co. from April 1997 to May 2003.
As of Aug. 1, 2013, Perry
owned 845,989 shares of Isle of Capri common stock, or about 2.1 percent of its outstanding shares at that time.