HP chairman Lane resigns, Whitworth takes over for now

SAN FRANCISCO, April 4 Thu Apr 4, 2013 4:20pm EDT

SAN FRANCISCO, April 4 (Reuters) - Hewlett-Packard Co Chairman Ray Lane, who has come under fire from shareholders for his role in the botched, costly acquisition of British software firm Autonomy Plc, has stepped down, the company said on Thursday.

Director Ralph Whitworth will become interim chairman, the company said on Thursday.

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