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2013 August CEO Report: 113 CEO Changes in August, Includes Microsoft, Groupon

Turnover among the nation’s chief executive officers remained elevated in August as 113 planned CEO departures were reported, including notable retirement announcements from Steve Ballmer at Microsoft and John Surma at U.S. Steel Corp.

Challenger has now tracked 842 CEO changes so far this year, 5.8 percent more than the 796 recorded in the first eight months of 2012.

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2013 July CEO Report: Turnover Surges to 128

Turnover among the nation’s chief executive officers surged to the highest level in more than three years last month as 128 announced their departures. The July total was up 36 percent from the 94 CEO exits recorded in June, according to the latest report on CEO turnover released Wednesday by global outplacement consultancy Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc.

July departures increased 54.2 percent from a year ago, when 83 CEO changes were recorded. It was the highest monthly total since February 2010, when 132 CEOs left their posts.

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