You wanna play hardball? James Dimon is game.
In a meeting with investors this week, James Dimon raised the possibility that he might leave J.P. Morgan Chase JPM Co. if shareholders vote to separate his roles of chief executive and chairman, according to people who attended the private meeting at the bank's headquarters. The final vote on a proposal to split the CEO and chairman roles will be announced May 21 at the company's annual shareholder meeting in Tampa, Fla. The remarks are the strongest sign yet that the 57-year-old bank boss is wrestling with a range of options as he faces one of the defining moments of his career.