Sprint says retired admiral Mike Mullen to oversee security

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Posted: Jun 07, 2013 2:20 PM
Sprint says retired admiral Mike Mullen to oversee security

(Reuters) - Mike Mullen, a retired admiral and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will join Sprint's board and serve as the company's security director if a deal with Japan's SoftBank Corp closes, Sprint said on Friday.

As part of a U.S. government review of their proposed deal, Sprint and SoftBank signed a National Security Agreement that includes board oversight of security issues. Other companies that have had such arrangements have historically opted for former military officers as well.

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(Reporting by Ben Berkowitz)