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Sony Corp. Chairman, CEO Howard Stringer: 'I'm Not Leaving'

Howard Stringer
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"I'm fighting. I'm up for the fight," he also said during an appearance on Thursday.

NEW YORK - Sony Corp. chairman and CEO Howard Stringer at a Wall Street Journal event on Thursday denied a recent New York Post report that his tenure at the company was close to its end.

The Post had said he would drop his CEO at the end of the conglomerate's fiscal year, which finishes in March. He has overseen the company since March 2005 in would likely remain chairman, the report had said.

"No, I'm not leaving the job," Stringer said Thursday when asked about the report, a video posted on the Journal's Web site shows.

Interviewer Alan Murray, deputy managing editor and executive editor, online at the Wall Street Journal followed up by saying so, the executive would see Sony's transition through. Replied the Sony boss: "Yes. It depends on how long it takes. It depends on what the board says and all the rest of it…I'm fighting. I'm up for the fight."

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