LONDON--Banking giant HSBC Holdings PLC (HSBA.LN) said Wednesday James B Comey, Jr., an independent non-executive Director, has resigned from the Board with effect from Sept. 4, following his confirmation by the U.S. Senate as the next Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
-Mr. Comey was nominated for that post by President Barack Obama in June.
-Mr. Comey was appointed to the HSBC Board on March 4 and served on the Financial System Vulnerabilities Committee.
-Shares in London at 1130 GMT up 11 pence, or 1.53%, at 747 pence valuing the company at 137.24 billion pounds.
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July 31, 2013 07:49 ET (11:49 GMT)
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