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SoftBank announces departure of COO Claure

CEO Son's lieutenant leaves amid reports of clash over compensation

Marcelo Claure served in key posts of SoftBank, including CEO of U.S. mobile arm Sprint. (Source photos by Kosaku Mimura and Reuters) 

TOKYO -- SoftBank Group on Friday said Chief Operating Officer Marcelo Claure is leaving the technology investment group, following reports that he had clashed with management over compensation.

"Marcelo has made many contributions to SoftBank during his time here and we thank him for his dedication and wish him continued success in his future endeavors," said Masayoshi Son, SoftBank Group chairman and CEO.

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