Sillerman Exits CKX

Robert Sillerman has resigned as chairman and chief executive officer of CKX to “pursue other interests.”

Those interests may include an acquisition of CKX, according to a statement, as well as a reevaluation of the CKX board’s strategic options should majority shareholder Sillerman pursue a purchase of the company.

Director Edward Bleier takes over as chairman of the board and Michael Ferrel, a former director and president of the company, will serve as acting CEO.

Sillerman will continue to advise the company as a consultant.