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Progress Software stock plunges as CEO says he is leaving

Progress’s customers include Air France-KLM.

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Progress’s customers include Air France-KLM.

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The departure of Progress Software Corp.’s chief executive (Story, B4) plus its decision to withdraw its fourth-quarter revenue­ forecast dragged down the Bedford company’s stock. Progress warned that sales may slip during the transition to a new CEO and said it won’t complete its share repurchase program by the end of its fiscal year. The stock closed Monday at $18.52, near its 52-week low of $17.01. The 52-week high is $24.76; the shares had reached $31.05 in February 2011.

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