Blockbuster Names Former 7-Eleven Executive as Chairman, CEO

Blockbuster here yesterday named James Keyes as the company's new chairman and chief executive officer, effective immediately.

DALLAS — Blockbuster here yesterday named James Keyes as the company's new chairman and chief executive officer, effective immediately. Keyes is the former president and CEO of 7-Eleven, also Dallas, and a 21-year veteran of that company. He replaces current Chairman and CEO John Antioco, who will be assisting with a corporate transition, the company said. This follows news last week that Blockbuster plans to close 282 stores this year in addition to the 290 it closed last year. Blockbuster

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