ValuePublishing: Jeff Jacobson to become Mr. Xerox

UPDATE 24 May 2017: Xerox CEO to Shareholders

“Strategic Transformation, Growth Strategy Build Value for Customers, Investors”

NORWALK, Conn, May 23, 2017 – At its annual meeting of shareholders today, Jeff Jacobson, CEO of Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX), discussed the company’s financial performance in 2016, and outlined the company’s strategy to enhance value for Xerox shareholders.

In his address to shareholders, Jacobson commented, “Our foundation is strong, our product portfolio is as deep as it has ever been, and our customers are responding to our renewed focus on the document technology market.” He added, “This is a new Xerox and we are bringing innovative solutions to the market that will strengthen our business and enable attractive returns to our shareholders.”

As previously announced, Chairman of the Board Ursula M. Burns retired from the Xerox Board of Directors, effective today, and Robert Keegan has been named non-executive chairman. Keegan has been a director since 2010 and formerly served as chief executive officer and president of The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company.

“Throughout Ursula’s career, she has demonstrated a passion and love for the company. We admire her personal and professional commitment to our success,” said Jacobson. “I look forward to working more closely with Bob as he steps into the chairman role. His experiences leading businesses through turnarounds continues to be a great benefit to the Xerox team.”

Also at the annual meeting, shareholders elected by a majority vote all members of the Xerox board of directors: Gregory Q. Brown, Jonathan Christodoro, Joseph J. Echevarria, William Curt Hunter, Jeffrey Jacobson, Robert J. Keegan, Cheryl Gordon Krongard, Charles Prince, Ann N. Reese, Stephen H. Rusckowski and Sara Martinez Tucker.

In a separate vote, shareholders ratified the selection of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the company’s independent, registered public accounting firm for 2017.


drupa2016 ValuePublshing Review Social Media Heroes.001 Jeff Jacobson at the June 2nd, 2016 hosting the Xerox VIP analyst reception in Düsseldorf’s Harbour City. Photo: Andreas Weber

By Andreas Weber

Do you remember? — “Good news! Jeff Jacobson became the new President of Technology Business for Xerox. For sure, he is one of the best in the whole market place!” — That was the good news almost 2 years ago. Our take was: “Recently, Jacobson distributed a letter to employees, partners and friends of the Technology Business in July, 2014, in which we can see how hardworking, passionate and principled his working attitude is. The way he approaches to sustained profitability for longer term is remarkable as he thinks not only achieving a big success in a specific year, but also being cost-efficient and investing in research and development to keep that success is important. Jacobson’s passion about technology business makes him quite successful as a…

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