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Murdoch resigns from newspaper boards

23 November 2011

2:26 PM

23 November 2011

2:26 PM

The Evening Standard has the scoop:

‘Companies House filings show James Murdoch has stepped down from the boards of both News Group Newspapers Limited, publisher of The Sun, and Times Newspapers Limited, which operates The
Times and Sunday Times.’

Of course, James Murdoch remains executive chairman of News International, of which both those companies are subsidiaries. His next test will come on Tuesday, when shareholders will
decide whether he remains non-executive chairman of BSkyB. Murdoch looks likely to survive the vote, not least because BSkyB’s directors have backed him in a letter to the shareholders.

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