JPMorgan said Thursday that CEO Jamie Dimon is recuperating after having emergency heart surgery to repair an acute aortic dissection.
Co-presidents Daniel Pinto and Gordon Smith sent a memo to employees and shareholders which said Dimon underwent successful emergency heart surgery and was alert and doing well:
“We want to let you know that Jamie experienced an acute aortic dissection this morning. He underwent successful emergency heart surgery to repair the dissection. The good news is that it was caught early and the surgery was successful. He is awake, alert and recovering well.”
CNBC’s Wilfred Frost reported Dimon woke up with chest pains Thursday morning and went to the hospital.
Pinto and Smith will be jointly leading the company as Dimon, 63, recuperates, the memo said.
“As Co-Presidents and Chief Operating Officers, we have been working hand-in-hand with Jamie and the Board over the past two years to help lead our company,” Pinto and Smith said in the memo.