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T-Mobile Taps Sievert to Succeed Turnaround CEO John Legere

  • Long-planned change, in May, comes with promise of continuity
  • Legere boosted subscribers, stock; put Sprint merger in motion
Mike Sievert
Mike SievertPhotographer: Matthew Williams/Bloomberg
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T-Mobile US Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Mike Sievert will take over May 1 from John Legere as chief executive officer, with the company promising continuity as the driving force of its recent success departs.

Legere, 61, the shaggy-haired, self-appointed industry rebel who led T-Mobile out of fourth place among wireless carriers to the brink of a merger deal with Sprint Corp., is leaving April 30 at the end of his current contract but will remain a board member. The move is a long-planned transition.