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Mosaic CEO takes leave for cancer surgery, interim chief named

May 29 (Reuters) - U.S. fertilizer company Mosaic Co said on Thursday that Chief Executive Jim Prokopanko will take a leave of absence for surgery to treat cancer.

The company's board named current chief financial officer Larry Stranghoener as interim CEO, effective June 1.

(Reporting by Rod Nickel in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Editing by David Gregorio)