August 18, 2017 / 3:47 AM / 4 months ago

BRIEF-India's Infosys says Vishal Sikka resigns as MD, CEO

Aug 18 (Reuters) - Infosys Ltd

* Says accepted the resignation of Vishal Sikka as the managing director and chief executive officer

* Says ‍accepted resignation of Vishal Sikka as managing director and chief executive officer​

* Says appointed U B Pravin Rao as the interim-managing director and chief executive officer

* Infosys says succession plan for appointment of new managing director and chief executive officer operationalised by board; search for same has commenced

* Says appointed Vishal Sikka as the executive vice-chairman‍​

* Says Sikka cited among his reasons for leaving “a continuous stream of distractions and disruptions” in recent months, qtrs

* Says Sikka will receive an annual salary of $1 during his tenure as executive vice chairman Source text - bit.ly/2wVFXID Further company coverage:

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