Pandora CEO denies plans to move to Puma

COPENHAGEN Tue Feb 26, 2013 6:04am EST

COPENHAGEN Feb 26 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Danish jewellery maker Pandora on Tuesday denied he had plans to take the helm at German sportswear firm Puma.

"I'm a happy and proud CEO of Pandora. I think that's all I have to say about that," Bjoern Gulden said in a conference call on the company's fourth quarter results.

Asked specifically if talk of a move to Puma was not true, Gulden replied: "Yes".

German monthly Manager Magazin reported on Monday that Gulden would take the top job at Puma.

Puma has yet to name a successor of CEO Franz Koch, who will quit at the end of March. (Reporting by Shida Chayesteh; Writing by Jonathan Gould in Frankfurt; Editing by Louise Heavens)

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