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Toshiba board planned to oust CEO before $20 billion buyout offer: report

Toshiba said on Wednesday that Kurumatani was stepping down. It said he was doing so to "recharge" and after achieving his plan to revive the conglomerate

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Reuters  |  TOKYO 

Toshiba's board planned to oust troubled CEO Nobuaki Kurumatani before CVC Capital Partners launched a $20 billion buyout bid last week, informing him a day before the offer was announced that it would replace him, people familiar with the matter said. Two members of Toshiba Corp's nomination committee, including board chairman Osamu Nagayama, met Kurumatani, himself a former CVC executive, and told him they intended to look for a new chief executive, three of the people said. Kurumatani then told them of the European private equity firm's plan to take Toshiba private, ...

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First Published: Wed, April 14 2021. 14:40 IST