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BP Iraq Head Townshend Replaces Tony Hayward on TNK-BP Board

October 11, 2011

Oct. 11 (Bloomberg) -- BP appointed Michael Townshend, the president of its Iraq operations, as a non-executive director on the board of TNK-BP, its Russian oil venture with a group of billionaires.

Townshend replaces former BP Chief Executive Officer Tony Hayward on the board, BP said today in an e-mailed statement.

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