Chris Liddell to Exit as Microsoft CFO; Peter Klein to Take Over Role

Chris Liddell will be leaving his role as Microsoft's Chief Financial Officer at the end of 2009. Replacing him will be Peter Klein, who has been corporate vice president and CFO of Microsoft's Business Division (MBD).

Here's the official Steve Ballmer statement on the matter:

Chris and his finance team have accomplished a great deal over the past four and a half years. The team is deep and strong, and has an excellent record of building value for our shareholders. Peter brings great finance and operations expertise and a deep understanding of the company, and I am looking forward to a smooth transition that continues our commitment to cost containment and finance excellence.