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Former Fannie Mae executive to become Fortress CEO

CNBC – Fortress Investment Group LLC has named former Fannie Mae CEO Daniel H. Mudd as its new CEO, effective Aug. 11.

Mudd, a Fortress board member, takes over for co-founder and majority shareholder Wesley Edens. Edens will remain with the alternative asset manager as co-chairman, a title he will share with Peter L. Briger.

Fortress said late Sunday that the personnel change will allow Edens, along with Briger, Michael Novogratz, Robert Kauffman and Randal Nardone, to concentrate on managing existing investments and finding new investment opportunities. The four executives will continue to own about 70 percent of the company.

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