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Eli Lilly CFO resigns after 'inappropriate' communications with employees
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On Tuesday, Eli Lilly announced that Josh Smiley, its Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, has resigned after an investigation revealed "inappropriate personal communications" with employees. The pharmaceutical company said an independent investigation was recently launched after being "made aware of allegations of an inappropriate personal relationship" between Smiley and an employee.

"That investigation revealed consensual though inappropriate personal communications between Mr Smiley and certain Lilly employees and behaviour that Lilly leadership concluded exhibited poor judgment by Mr Smiley," the company announced in a press release.