Howard Schultz

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to Step Down

Shares of the company were down 4 percent in after hours trading on Thursday.
Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz to Step Down
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Starbucks Corp. said Howard Schultz will be stepping down as chairman and chief executive officer of the coffee chain, but will continue as executive chairman.

Chief Operating Officer Kevin Johnson will replace Schultz as chief executive effective April 3, 2017.

Shares of the company were down 4 percent in after hours trading on Thursday.

 
 

(Reporting by Gayathree Ganesan in Bengaluru; Editing by Shounak Dasgupta)

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