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Steve Jobs is read chairman of the board and Tim Cook becomes CEO of Apple

Steve Jobs is read chairman of the board and Tim Cook becomes CEO of Apple

Apple reacted fairly quickly following the announcement of the resignation of Steve Jobs’s CEO and followed its recommendations on what to do with his resignation.

Steve Jobs is, in effect, chairman of the board of directors of Apple and Tim Coocks becomes the new chairman and chief executive officer of Apple Inc.

Steve's extraordinary vision and learner leadership saved Apple and guided its position as the most innovative and valued technology company in the world, commented Art Levinson, President of Genentech, on behalf of the Board of Directors. Steve has made countless contributions to Apple's success, and has attracted and inspired immensely creative employees and a world-class management team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique ideas, creativity and inspiration.

Tim Cook was previously the director of operations. He was responsible for all global sales and operations for the company, including supply chain management, sales, service and support activities for Apple in all markets and countries. He also headed the Macintosh division of Apple and played a key role in the ongoing development of relationships with resellers and suppliers, ensuring rapid response in an increasingly demanding market.

The board of directors of Apple Inc. supports him:

The board is fully confident that Tim is the perfect person to become our new CEO, added Mr. Levinson. Tim's thirteen years of service to Apple have been marked by exceptional performance, and he has demonstrated remarkable talent and good judgment in everything he does.

For the occasion, the page bringing together the main executives of Apple Inc. has been updated to reflect reality (see: “Portraits of leaders").

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( Apple press )

Apple Inc. Board of Directors press release entire:

CUPERTINO, California – August 24, 2011 Apple's board of directors today announced the resignation of SteveJobs from his position as CEO. The board has appointed Tim Cook, formerly chief operating officer of Apple, as the new CEO. Mr.Jobs has been elected Chairman of the Board of Directors and Mr.Cook will join the Board. These changes take effect immediately.

Steve's extraordinary vision and learner leadership saved Apple and guided its position as the most innovative and valued technology company in the world, commented Art Levinson, President of Genentech, on behalf of the Board of Directors. Steve has made countless contributions to Apple's success, and has attracted and inspired immensely creative employees and a world-class management team. In his new role as Chairman of the Board, Steve will continue to serve Apple with his unique ideas, creativity and inspiration.

The board is fully confident that Tim is the perfect person to become our new CEO, added Mr. Levinson. Tim's thirteen years of service to Apple have been marked by exceptional performance, and he has demonstrated remarkable talent and good judgment in everything he does.

Mr. Jobs is stepping down to the board today and he strongly recommends that the succession plan, which calls for Tim Cook's appointment as CEO of Apple, be followed.

As Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Cook was responsible for all of the company's global sales and operations, including supply chain management, sales, service and support activities for Apple in all markets and country. He also headed the Macintosh division of Apple and played a key role in the ongoing development of relationships with resellers and suppliers, ensuring rapid response in an increasingly demanding market.

Apple designs Macs, the world's best personal computers, as well as the OSX operating system, iLife and iWork suites, and professional software. At the forefront of digital music with its iPods and iTunesStore online, Apple has reinvented the mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and AppStore, and recently introduced the iPad2, which is shaping the future of multimedia and mobile computing devices.