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Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple

Tim Cook Named CEO and Jobs Elected Chairman of the Board

CUPERTINO, California?August 24, 2011?Apple’s Board of Directors today announced that Steve Jobs has resigned as Chief Executive Officer, and the Board has named Tim Cook, previously Apple’s Chief Operating Officer, as the company’s new CEO. Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board and Cook will join the Board, effective immediately.

“Steve’s extraordinary vision and leadership saved Apple and guided it to its position as the world’s most innovative and valuable technology company,” said Art Levinson, Chairman of Genentech, on behalf of Apple’s Board. “Steve has made countless contributions to Apple’s success, and he has attracted and inspired Apple’s immensely creative employees and world class executive team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique insights, creativity and inspiration.”

“The Board has complete confidence that Tim is the right person to be our next CEO,” added Levinson. “Tim’s 13 years of service to Apple have been marked by outstanding performance, and he has demonstrated remarkable talent and sound judgment in everything he does.”?

Jobs submitted his resignation to the Board today and strongly recommended that the Board implement its succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO.

As COO, Cook was previously responsible for all of the company’s worldwide sales and operations, including end-to-end management of Apple’s supply chain, sales activities, and service and support in all markets and countries. He also headed Apple’s Macintosh division and played a key role in the continued development of strategic reseller and supplier relationships, ensuring flexibility in response to an increasingly demanding marketplace.

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X, iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the mobile phone?with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and has recently introduced iPad 2 which is defining the future of mobile media and computing devices.

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아래 글은 애플의 공식 보도자료이고 스티브 잡스 사임 전문은 이것입니다.

To the Apple Board of Directors and the Apple Community:

I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s C.E.O., I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.

I hereby resign as C.E.O. of Apple. I would like to serve, if the Board sees fit, as Chairman of the Board, director and Apple employee.

As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as C.E.O. of Apple.

I believe Apple’s brightest and most innovative days are ahead of it. And I look forward to watching and contributing to its success in a new role.

I have made some of the best friends of my life at Apple, and I thank you all for the many years of being able to work alongside you.



2011년 8월 24일. 애플 이사회와 애플 직원들께

나는 만일 내가 애플의 최고경영자(CEO)로서 더 이상 내 직무를 수행할 수 없고 기대를 충족시킬 수 없는 날이 오면 여러분에게 가장 먼저 알리겠다고 항상 말해왔습니다. 불행하게도 바로 그날이 왔습니다.

이로써 나는 애플의 CEO직을 사임합니다. 나는 이후 이사진의 동의하에 이사회 의장과 임원, 애플의 직원으로서 일하길 희망합니다.

나의 후임자와 관련해 나는 우리가 준비한 승계 계획을 실행, 팀 쿡 최고운영책임자(COO)를 애플의 새로운 CEO로 임명할 것을 강력히 추천합니다.

나는 애플의 앞날이 매우 혁신적이고 밝을 것이라고 믿고 있으며, 새로운 자리에서 애플의 성공을 지켜보고 이에 공헌하길 기대합니다.

나는 애플에서 내 인생의 가장 좋은 친구들을 만들었습니다. 수년간 나와 함께 일해준 여러분 모두에게 감사의 마음을 전합니다.


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