Peter Cieszko, who was selected to become president and chief executive officer of Evergreen Investments next month, has suddenly left, “to pursue other opportunities,” the firm said.

Cieszko was supposed to assume the position two months ago, but that was delayed when Wells Fargo acquired Evergreen’s parent Wachovia in October. The news of Cieszko’s sudden departure could be due to shareholders’ vote on Tuesday afternoon to merge Wells Fargo’s investment line with Evergreen.

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