May 1, 2018 / 6:41 AM / 22 days ago

BRIEF-Johnston Press Says CEO Highfield Resigns

May 1 (Reuters) - Johnston Press PLC:

* CEO RESIGNATION

* ASHLEY HIGHFIELD HAS RESIGNED FROM HIS DIRECTORSHIP AND POSITION AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

* ASHLEY IS LEAVING FOR FAMILY REASONS AND IN ORDER TO FULFIL HIS PLANS TO TRANSITION TO A BE A ‘PLURAL’ NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AS NEXT PHASE OF HIS CAREER

* WILL APPOINT DAVID KING, CURRENTLY CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER, TO REPLACE ASHLEY AS CEO

* DAVID WILL STEP INTO ROLE OF CEO WITH EFFECT FROM AGM

* DAVID’S REPLACEMENT WILL BE ANNOUNCED IN DUE COURSE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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