Takeshi Niinami (C), chairman of convenience store operator Lawson Inc, is surrounded by media after a meeting with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's official residence in Tokyo June 24, ... more 
Takeshi Niinami (C), chairman of convenience store operator Lawson Inc, is surrounded by media after a meeting with Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at Abe's official residence in Tokyo June 24, 2014. Family-owned Suntory Holdings Ltd will appoint its first outsider president, two sources familiar with the matter said, as the century-old Japanese drinks maker accelerates plans to transform itself from local champion to global giant. Niinami will become president of the Osaka-based company on October 1, 2014, the sources said on Tuesday. (REUTERS/Yuya Shino) less 
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Tue, Jun 24, 2014 12:00 PM EDT