ANZ chief Michael Smith says no plans to leave Australian bank
SYDNEY, July 20 |
SYDNEY, July 20 (Reuters) - Australia and New Zealand Banking group chief executive Michael Smith said on Friday he plans to continue overseeing the lender's push to become a super-regional bank, confirming his plans to remain in his job.
There was media speculation earlier this month that Smith was a potential CEO candidate for Barclays after Bob Diamond quit in the wake of the Libor-rigging scandal.
"I came here to articulate and execute a strategy to create a super-regional bank," Smith said at a business lunch. "Obviously my job is not done...and I intend to complete it." (Reporting by Narayanan Somasundaram; Editing by Matt Driskill)
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