Oracle’s CEO Mark Hurd has to leave for medical reasons.

FILE PHOTO of Mark Hurd, CEO of Oracle Corporation, speaks at the Wall Street Journal Digital conference in Laguna Beach, California, USA, October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

(Reuters) – Oracle Corp said on Wednesday its Chief Executive Officer Mark Hurd would be taking a leave of absence due to health reasons.

Separately, the company reported a 5.7% fall in quarterly profits.

The company’s shares were down 6 percent in extended trading.

Reporting Arjun Panchadar in Bengaluru; Editing by shailesh Kuber

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