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¡OFF BANK BODY
I LONDON, FYlday.
I Sir Bernard Docker, milbonaire Industrialist, .yesterday announ-i ced that he had resigned his dir-
ectorship of the Midland Bank. I
Sir Bernard had stated a few j days ago that he intended to fight a move toy the Bank's Board j
of Directors 4,fl( remove him from , the Board. He refused to resign
when approached ¡privately by. the' Board. ' I
Sir Bernard had asked share-1 holders in a .circular letter this week to -send him proxy papers empowering him to vote on their behalf when the matter came be- fore the annual meeting of the shareholders on February 17.
At a Press conference yester- day h© said he iwa¡f still fighting but "he-handed in his resignation* with immediate effect.
Sir Bernard said: "The other day I was informed that at re- port was rife in Fleet Street that r was possibly to be charged for some currency offence. I am in- nocent and I will fight to prove it if and when I am charged."