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Iberia. (News Briefs: Europe Report).(Xabier de Irala resignation)(Brief Article)

Iberia confirmed that Chairman Xabier de Irala will leave the company after the June 12 annual meeting. He will be replaced by Fernando Conte, an independent director on the Iberia board since March 2001 and CEO of the Spanish unit of ABB. Irala said, "I came to handle the privatization of Iberia and stayed longer than planned. I think the time has come to bring in new people with new ideas and new drive to lead the company in the next stage."

Iberia's first-quarter loss widened to [euro]21. …

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