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UniCredit Chairman Saccomanni has died - source

UniCredit Chairman Saccomanni has died - source
FILE PHOTO: Bank of Italy Director General Fabrizio Saccomanni attends an interview with Reuters in New York, U.S. December 6, 2011.REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz/File Photo -
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ROME (Reuters) – Fabrizio Saccomanni, chairman of Italy’s biggest bank UniCredit <CRDI.MI>, has died suddenly, a person with knowledge of the situation said on Thursday.

Saccomanni, 76, formerly a top executive at the Bank of Italy and also economy minister, had attended UniCredit’s results presentation in Milan on Wednesday.

The source confirmed a report of Saccomanni’s death published by daily Corriere della Sera on its website. UniCredit declined to comment.

Saccomanni was appointed chairman of the board of UniCredit, a non-executive role, in April last year. The bank is run by Chief Executive Jean Pierre Mustier.

(Reporting by Stefano Bernabei and Gianluca Semeraro, editing by Silvia Aloisi/Keith Weir)

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