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Old Navy Boss Named CEO of Gap Inc.

The move comes nearly four months after the surprise exit of longtime Chief Executive Art Peck.
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  • Reuters

SAN FRANCISCO, United States — Apparel retailer Gap Inc on Thursday named long-time executive Sonia Syngal as its new chief executive, nearly four months after the surprise exit of its then Chief Executive Art Peck.

Syngal was heading Gap's Old Navy unit that has been a topic of much speculation after the company scrapped its plan to spin-off the unit in January.

She will replace interim chief Robert Fisher, a member of the founding family behind Gap, who will also step down as chairman of the company's board.

Syngal will receive an annual base salary of $1.3 million and will take over effective March 23.

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Gap also said existing board member, Bobby Martin, will take on the role of executive chairman and that Elizabeth Smith and Amy Miles will join the company's board from April.

The apparel retailer's shares were down nearly 1.5 percent in extended trading.

By Neha Malara; editors: Shounak Dasgupta and Shailesh Kuber.

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