'You're fired': 6 execs who got the boot in 2011

It was a tumultuous year for several major corporate players, prompting many to make changes at the top. Here are six execs who were shown the door in 2011.

C-suite terminations: A year in review
C-suite terminations: A year in review

2011 marked several power shifts within the Fortune 500 and beyond for reasons that run the gamut: some companies needed a new leader to steer them out of a scandal, others just wanted a pair of fresh eyes. Some of these execs eased out of their corner offices on their own steam, while others got more of a shove out the door.

By Shelley DuBois, writer-reporter @FortuneMagazine - Last updated December 29 2011: 9:52 AM ET
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