March 6, 2020 / 5:04 PM / 5 months ago

JPMorgan CEO Dimon 'feels really good' after emergency surgery - sources

Jamie Dimon, chairman & CEO of JP Morgan Chase & Co., arrives to testify before a House Financial Services Committee hearing on "Holding Megabanks Accountable: A Review of Global Systemically Important Banks 10 Years After the Financial Crisis" on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., April 10, 2019. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein/Files

(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N) Chief Executive and Chairman Jamie Dimon told senior colleagues he “feels really good” after undergoing emergency heart surgery, and his doctors are “happy” with his recovery so far, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.

The sources said Dimon was expected to fully recover from the surgery, which took place on Thursday and was needed to treat an acute aortic dissection, a condition where the inner lining of the aorta has torn away from the outside wall.

JPMorgan, which Dimon has helmed for more than a decade, said Thursday that co-presidents and co-chief operating officers Daniel Pinto and Gordon Smith were running operations while Dimon recovers.

Reporting by Abhishek Manikandan in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber, Saumyadeb Chakrabarty and Tom Brown

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