Best Buy has issued a statement regarding the independent review of allegations against the company’s chief executive officer Corie Barry contained in an anonymous letter sent to the board in December.
According to reports at the time, the Best Buy board of directors was investigating whether Barry had an inappropriate romantic relationship with a fellow executive.
On behalf of the audit committee of the Best Buy board of directors, the company stated, “The board takes allegations of misconduct seriously regardless of who is the subject. When the board received an anonymous letter regarding Corie Barry, the audit committee immediately retained outside legal counsel, Sidley Austin LLP, to conduct an independent review. Ms. Barry fully cooperated with the review, which has now concluded. The board supports the continued leadership of the company by Ms. Barry. To preserve the confidentiality and integrity of the process, the board will have no further comment.”
Barry stated, “I appreciate the board’s support and look forward to continuing to execute on our strategic vision to Build the New Blue: Chapter Two.”