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Former Telecom Italia CEO to become chairman of Spain's Cellnex - sources

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Former Telecom Italia CEO to become chairman of Spain's Cellnex - sources

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MILAN/MADRID (Reuters) - Former Telecom Italia <TLIT.MI> chief Marco Patuano is set to be named chairman of Spanish masts group Cellnex <CLNX.MC>, two sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

The appointment, which will be announced shortly, comes after the acquisition of a 29.9 percent stake in Cellnex by Edizione, the holding company of the Benetton family.

Patuano is Edizione's chief executive officer.

(Reporting by Paola Arosio in Milan and Julien Toyer in Madrid; writing by Francesca Landini, editing by Valentina Za)

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