CEO Succession Practices: 2013 Edition
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This report documents succession events of CEOs of S&P 500 companies. In addition to updates on historical trends, the report features discussions of 11 of the most notable cases of CEO succession in 2012 as well as the results of an annual The Conference Board survey of corporate secretaries and general counsel on the succession oversight practices of their boards. The report concludes with an appendix that outlines steps directors can take to organize succession planning, integrate it with existing board responsibilities, make it transparent to all stakeholders, and ultimately define it as an ongoing element of business strategy.