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Facebook VP of engineering Jay Parikh says leaving company

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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook's vice president of engineering, Jay Parikh, said in a post on the social network on Tuesday that he was planning to leave the company, marking the exit of another key executive following a string of high-profile departures last year.

"I'll be focused on the transition for the next few months. I don't have any immediate plans thereafter," wrote Parikh, who has been with the company since 2009.

(Reporting by Stephen Nellis and Katie Paul; Editing by Sandra Maler)