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In Memoriam: Corner-Office Departures

  1. Louis D'Ambrosio
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    Louis D'Ambrosio

    Eddie Lampert replaced Louis D’Ambrosio as Sears CEO in February.

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  2. Andrew Mason
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    Andrew Mason

    Groupon removed CEO Andrew Mason on Feb. 28 and named Eric Lefkofsky as his replacement on Aug. 7.

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  3. Aubrey McClendon
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    Aubrey McClendon

    Chesapeake Energy CEO Aubrey McClendon resigned on April 1 after a shareholder revolt led by Carl Icahn and others.

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  4. Ron Johnson
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    Ron Johnson

    On April 8, J.C. Penney ousted CEO Ron Johnson and reinstated Myron Ullman, his predecessor.

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  5. Jack Ma
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    Jack Ma

    On May 10, Jack Ma stepped down as Alibaba’s CEO.

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  6. Paul Otellini
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    Paul Otellini

    Intel CEO Paul Otellini retired on May 16.

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  7. Bob McDonald
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    Bob McDonald

    Procter & Gamble replaced CEO Bob McDonald with his predecessor, A.G. Lafley, on May 24.

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  8. George Zimmer
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    George Zimmer

    On June 19, Men’s Wearhouse founder George Zimmer was ousted as executive chairman after he clashed with his handpicked CEO, Douglas Scott Ewert.

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  9. Mark Pincus
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    Mark Pincus

    Zynga founder Mark Pincus was replaced as CEO, effective July 8.

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  10. William Lynch
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    William Lynch

    Barnes & Noble CEO William Lynch resigned on July 8 after steep sales declines.

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  11. Thorsten Heins
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    Thorsten Heins

    On Nov. 4, BlackBerry said CEO Thorsten Heins would step down.

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  12. One Less Billionaire: Eike Batista
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    One Less Billionaire: Eike Batista

    In March 2012, Brazilian business magnate Eike Batista’s net worth was $34.5 billion, making him the eighth-richest person in the world, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. His wealth is now estimated at $843 million.

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