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James Murdoch remains BSkyB chairman after shareholder vote

11-30-2011 08:21 BJT

LONDON, Nov. 29 (Xinhua) -- James Murdoch has been re-elected BSkyB chairman with more than three quarters of shareholders' votes, amid calls for his resignation due to the phone-hacking scandle in his defunct tabloid.

Murdoch received the support of 75.4 percent of shareholders in BSkyB, versus 17.4 percent opposed and 7.2 percent withheld.

News Corp owns 39 percent of BSkyB. Excluding votes cast by News Corp, Murdoch received votes from 55 percent of independent shareholders.

He also chairs News International (NI), the British newspaper arm of News Corp and once the owner of News of the World, the tabloid closed over phone-hacking scandle.

Filings disclosed last week show that Murdoch has resigned in September as director of the companies that publish The Times, The Sunday Times, and The Sun.

Tom Mockridge, former boss of Sky Italia who replaced Rebekah Brooks as NI chief executive in July, has taken over from Murdoch at those companies.

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Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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