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¡MILLIONAIRE

¡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."

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