Nissan Picks 7 of 11 Board Member Candidates from Outside

Economy Society

Tokyo, May 17 (Jiji Press)--Nissan Motor Co. <7201> unveiled a list of 11 candidates to its board on Friday, with seven of them from outside the company.

The seven external candidates include Yasushi Kimura, consultant at major Japanese oil distributor JXTG Holdings Inc. <5020>.

Nissan will also nominate French alliance partner Renault SA's chairman and chief executive officer, Jean-Dominique Senard and Thierry Bollore, respectively, to its board.

Meanwhile, the Japanese automaker plans to retain incumbent President Hiroto Saikawa.

The board reshuffle plan will be presented to a general meeting of Nissan shareholders in late June.

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