News: Reckitt Benckiser Group PLC (RB.L)
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* Heather Allen, executive vice president category development organisation, has decided to leave RB and will be relinquishing her role on executive committee as of 1 January 2015
LONDON, Nov 17 - British consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser said on Monday a shareholder meeting to approve the demerger of its pharmaceuticals unit would be held on Dec. 11.
LONDON, Nov 4 - British consumer goods giant Reckitt Benckiser has picked a name and a chief financial officer (CFO) for the pharmaceuticals unit it expects to split off by the end of the year.
* Shares down 2 pct in morning trading (Adds analyst comment, share activity, byline, background)
LONDON, Oct 21 - Consumer goods maker Reckitt Benckiser Group reported higher third-quarter sales on Tuesday, helped by strength in its health business.
LONDON - Italy's Lavazza and Israel's Strauss Group have hired advisers to submit rival bids for two French coffee brands which may come on the market early next year, several sources familiar with the matter said.
PARIS - US cosmetics group Coty said on Tuesday it had made a binding offer to buy French make-up brand Bourjois from Chanel and give the family-owned French luxury company a stake in Coty worth an estimated $240 million.
LONDON, Oct 7 - Woodford Investment Management, the fund firm run by one of Britain's most high-profile fund managers, Neil Woodford, said on Tuesday it had sold its Reckitt Benckiser shares on valuation grounds.
Note: Reuters has not verified this story and does not vouch for its accuracy. (Compiled by Aby Jose Koilparambil in Bangalore)
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