Finmeccanica boss may give up some powers - press
MILAN Oct 18 (Reuters) - Finmeccanica Chairman and CEO Giuseppe Orsi has written a letter to Prime Minister Mario Monti to request a meeting and appears ready to give up one of his two posts, Il Sole 24 Ore and other newspapers said on Thursday.
A Finmeccanica spokesman declined to comment.
Orsi, under pressure from an anti-corruption probe in Italy over a 560 million euros ($735 million) Indian helicopter deal, is facing calls by politicians to leave the helm of the defence conglomerate, the country's second-biggest private group.
His lawyer said on Monday Orsi intended to stay, adding he would quit only if the government, which owns around 30 percent of Finmeccanica, told him to do so. ($1 = 0.7621 euros) (Reporting By Danilo Masoni; Editing by Hans-Juergen Peters)
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