First Data Corp. has named Ed Labry, a 30-year veteran of the company system, as interim CEO while it looks for a permanent candidate. 

Mr. Labry replaces Jonathan Judge, who stepped down Jan. 11 for health reasons. 

The global payment-processing company posted a $179 million loss in the fourth quarter of 2012, according to a Jan. 29 earnings release. 

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