Wells Fargo & Co. said Tuesday it terminated "for cause" four current or former senior managers in its community banking business following an ongoing investigation into the banking giant's sales practice scandal. The terminated managers are Claudia Russ Anderson, the former chief risk officer for the community bank; Pamela Conboy, lead regional president of Arizona; Shelley Freeman, the former Los Angeles regional president, and currently the head of consumer credit solutions; and Matthew Raphaelson, head of Community Bank strategy and initiatives. Wells Fargo said its investigation is expected to be completed before the shareholder meeting in April 2017. Wells Fargo was embroiled in a scandal last year, which led to the resignation of former Chief Executive John Stumpf, in which millions of credit-card and deposit accounts were opened without customers' knowledge in an effort to meet sales targets. The bank's stock, which slipped 0.2% in afternoon trade, has gained 21% over the past 12 months, while the SPDR Financial Select Sector ETF has run up 44% and the S&P 500 has climbed 23%.
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