Tobacco company Imperial Brands said non-executive director David Haines had stood down from the board, with immediate effect. His departure was prompted by his appointment as chief executive of Upfield Group, the parent company of Unilever's former spreads business purchased by KKR. Haines would be succeeded as chairman of Imperial Brands' remuneration committee by Malcolm Wyman, who would also remain senior independent director. At 1:10pm: (LON:IMB) Imperial Brands Plc share price was +14.75p at 2889.25p
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