Genel Energy PLC (GENL.L)
* Former BP CEO to be replaced by Shell veteran Stephen Whyte
April 24 Genel Energy on Monday named Stephen Whyte as chairman after current chair Tony Hayward retires from the role in June.
* Company has decided to repurchase a nominal amount of USD 252.8 million of bonds in connection with buy-back offer.
* Receivables fall to $253.5 million (Recasts with gas projects, adds CEO, analyst comments, share price)
March 30 Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening down 5 points on Thursday, according to financial bookmakers. * GENEL ENERGY: Genel Energy is set to lose its finance chief while still struggling to find a replacement for Chairman Tony Hayward, sources told Reuters, increasing pressure on the company after a second revision to its Kurdish oil reserves sent its shares sliding this week. * BHP BILLITON: Chile's Escondida named a new president to run a mine operate
Genel Energy's market value collapsed to an all-time low on Tuesday after it said for a second time that its flagship oilfield contains less crude than expected, dealing another blow to chairman Tony Hayward to rescue the indebted Kurdish producer.
* Departing chairman Hayward struggles to rescue firm (Adds quotes, analysts, details)
March 28 Genel Energy, one of a handful of foreign oil producers in Iraqi Kurdistan, slashed its reserves estimate for Taq Taq, its largest operational field, by about 66 percent and suspended its 2017 gross average production forecast for the field.