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RIM reportedly lays off multiple high-level executives under new CEO's direction

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Under the direction of new CEO Thorsten Heins, RIM has reportedly laid off multiple high-level executives within the company in an effort to correct the company's course.

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We were expecting some bad news to come out of RIM's earnings call today, and it looks like the removal of several high-ranking employees may be on the docket. The Globe and Mail reports that several "high level people" within the company were let go today, including multiple vice-presidents and senior vice-presidents. Both the sales and marketing departments are said to have been hit, as new CEO Thorsten Heins flexes his muscle in an effort to put the company on a positive track. We'll have more for you from RIM's earnings call itself, set to begin at 5PM ET.