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Sorrell haunts WPP as shareholders rebel over farewell package

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By Kate HoltonLONDON (Reuters) - Angry WPP shareholders rebelled on Wednesday at an annual meeting dominated by differences over the departure of the advertising firm's former chief executive Martin Sorrell.The most famous advertising executive in the world quit the marketing giant he built from scratch in April following an allegation of personal misconduct, prompting concerns among some investors over the handling of his departure. This was reflected in voting at the AGM, where nearly 30 percent of WPP shareholders opposed its executive pay proposal. This included share awards to Sorrell ...

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First Published: Wed, June 13 2018. 23:09 IST