PARIS, Sept 2 Aston Martin has hired senior
Nissan executive Andy Palmer as chief executive, two
sources familiar with the matter said, ending the British sports
carmaker's nine-month search for a new leader.
Nissan announced Palmer's resignation as executive vice
president for product planning and programmes, saying he had
"accepted a position with another company".
An Aston Martin spokeswoman said she had no comment on the
appointment, which triggered a wider reshuffle within the
Renault-Nissan alliance on Tuesday.
Palmer will be replaced by his Renault opposite
number, Philippe Klein, the carmakers said.
Aston has been without a CEO since Ulrich Bez stepped down
after turning 70 last November.
(Reporting by Laurence Frost; Editing by Mark Potter)