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In shadow of Fox bid, James Murdoch re-elected Sky chairman

Mudroch bagged support from a majority of shareholders at Sky's annual general meeting where votes were cast to decide on the issue

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A majority of independent votes cast at the annual shareholders' meeting of Sky on Thursday supported the re-election of James Murdoch as chairman, a spokesman for the European pay TV group said. Ahead of the meeting some shareholders had said they were planning to oppose Murdoch's re-election because they did not believe he could effectively represent independent investors as he is also chief executive of Twenty-First Century Fox. Twenty-First Century Fox, which already owns 39 per cent of Sky, agreed to buy the rest of the company in December 2016, a deal which is ...

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First Published: Thu, October 12 2017. 22:34 IST