Microsoft Said Not to Consider Gates for CEO Role After Ballmer

Microsoft Corp., seeking a successor to Chief Executive Officer Steve Ballmer, doesn’t plan to consider co-founder Bill Gates for the role, according to two people with knowledge of the matter.

Gates, who is on the committee in charge of finding a new CEO, plans to stay on in his role at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a philanthropic organization, said one of the people, who asked not to be identified because the search is private.

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