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Hewlett-Packard chairman Ralph Whitworth resigns to address health
Hewlett-Packard chairman Ralph Whitworth resigns to address health

Ralph Whitworth, the activist investor who served as interim chairman of Hewlett-Packard Co., resigned from the computer maker's board and is taking a leave from his money management firm Relational Investors to focus on his health. Hewlett-Packard will discuss a replacement for Whitworth, 58, at its next meeting, the second-biggest computer maker said today in a statement. His duties at Relational will be assumed by co-founder David Batchelder and other members of the senior management team, the firm said in a separate statement. A Hewlett-Packard board member since 2011, Whitworth was named interim chairman in April 2013, when Ray Lane stepped down in the aftermath of the exit...

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