- Tobacco giant Imperial Brands said that Oliver Tant had decided to retire as chief financial officer.

Tant would leave the company once a suitable successor was found.

'Chief executive officer Stefan Bomhard and the board are actively progressing an external search for a successor and are focused on recruiting a high-calibre individual to support Stefan in strengthening performance and creating long-term value for stakeholders,' the company said.

At 8:03am: [LON:IMB] Imperial Brands PLC share price was -19p at 1271p

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