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Former McDonald's CEO Returns $105 Million

Former McDonald’s CEO Steve Easterbrook, who was fired in 2019 after acknowledging an inappropriate relationship with an employee, has paid back more than $105 million in equity awards and cash.“During my tenure as CEO, I failed at times to uphold McDonald’s values and fulfill certain of my responsibilities as a leader of the company,” Easterbrook said in a prepared statement issued Thursday by McDonald’s. “I apologize to my former co-workers, the board and the company’s franchisees and suppliers for doing so.”

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