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Some WeWork Board Members Plan to Push Out CEO Adam Neumann After IPO Delay

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(Bloomberg) — Some WeWork directors are planning to push Adam Neumann to step down as chief executive after the startup delayed its much-anticipated initial public offering, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Officials tied to SoftBank Group Corp., the company’s largest investor, want Neumann to step down as CEO of We Co., WeWork’s parent company, said the person, who asked not to be identified because discussions are ongoing.

A representative for WeWork declined to comment. Representatives from SoftBank didn’t immediately respond for requests seeking comment.

The Wall Street Journal first reported the activities of the WeWork boardmembers.

A board meeting could come as early as this week and they’ll consider a proposal for Neumann to stay on as We’s non-executive chairman. The company, which has raised more than $12 billion since its founding and never turned a profit, has said it intends to go public in October.

— With assistance from Gillian Tan.

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