Record number of CEOs reached retirement age
* In 2017, nearly 17% of sitting CEOs reached retirement age (64 or older). That's the highest rate since we began tracking successions.
Outsider CEOs gained steam
* Outsiders filled around 44% of vacancies. In both 2015 and 2016, they filled about 14%.
The best CEOs left less often
* The CEO succession rate at better-performing companies declined to about 7%, the lowest since 2002. This likely reflects...