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Angry Birds maker Rovio's investor relations chief quits after seven months

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(Reuters) - "Angry Birds" maker Rovio, whose share price has nosedived since a sharp profit warning in February, said on Wednesday that its was leaving the company after less than a year in the job.

said Rauno Heinonen, and a member of the company's leadership team, would leave immediately.

He is the second to leave the Finnish mobile game company in recent months after departed in February.

Heinonen joined the company last September, helping the company to carry out an oversubscribed initial public offering.

gave no reasons for his departure but said it did not have to do with the company's

Investor sentiment in has deteriorated this year, with Rovio's share price plunging 50 percent in February after the company said its sales could fall this year after jumping 55 percent in 2017.

cited tough competition in the game industry, which also led to high marketing costs. A week after the profit warning, the company said Taht would leave immediately for personal reasons.

Heinonen was not immediately available for a comment.

will hold its first annual general meeting on April 16.

(Reporting by Rosendahl; Editing by Susan Fenton)

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First Published: Wed, April 11 2018. 13:00 IST