Former Autonomy boss Lynch reviewing HP accounting news

LONDON Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:54pm GMT

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LONDON (Reuters) - Mike Lynch, the former chief executive of Autonomy, is currently reviewing the news that the company's new owner Hewlett-Packard (HPQ.N) has taken an $8.8 billion (5.5 billion pounds) charge related to "serious accounting improprieties", his spokeswoman said.

Lynch was currently listening in to a conference call being given by HP to the financial community to explain the charge. He expects to comment later on the development, his spokeswoman said.

(Reporting by Paul Sandle and Kate Holton; editing by James Davey)