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McDonald's CEO Don Thompson leaving after tumultuous run

He'll be replaced in March by chief brand officer Steve Easterbrook, who turned around the UK business

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Mr Thompson (above) has been CEO since July 2012. As chief brand officer, Mr Easterbrook led McDonald's digital initiatives and efforts to boost menu innovation, the company said.

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Mr Thompson has been CEO since July 2012. As chief brand officer, Mr Easterbrook (above) led McDonald's digital initiatives and efforts to boost menu innovation, the company said.

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MCDONALD'S Corp, fresh off one of its worst financial years in decades, said on Wednesday that chief executive officer Don Thompson would leave at the end of February and be succeeded by chief brand officer Steve Easterbrook.

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