February 11, 2019 / 12:54 AM / in 2 months

Chairman of Imperial Brands to quit amid board reform - The Times

(Reuters) - Imperial Brands Plc (IMB.L) is expected to announce that Mark Williamson will step down as chairman of the company in the coming months following the introduction of more stringent corporate governance rules, The Times reported on Monday.

The tobacco group has been in succession planning over Williamson’s tenure and could soon confirm his resignation, the Times said.

Imperial Brands was not immediately available for comment.

Reporting by Gaurika Juneja; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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