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South Korea names veteran Lee Seung-heon as new senior deputy governor at Bank of Korea

FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Bank of Korea is seen on the top of its building in Seoul, South Korea, July 14, 2016. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Thursday named Lee Seung-heon as the new senior deputy governor at the central bank, to join as a voting board member of the monetary policy committee.

Lee, a veteran central banker with almost three decades of experience at the Bank of Korea, replaces incumbent senior deputy governor Yoon Myun-shik whose three-year term ends on Thursday.

Reporting by Cynthia Kim, Joori Roh; Editing by Alison Williams

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