MILAN, June 27 (Reuters) - The outgoing chairman of Italy’s Banca Carige said the bank’s board had never discussed merging with other banks, in a newspaper interview published on Wednesday.
The Genoa-based bank announced chairman Giuseppe Tesauro would leave the lender due to a row over the running of the bank, in the latest blow to Carige’s attempts to fix its corporate governance.
“Even these stories in papers regarding mergers with other banks: we have never talked about them,” Tesauro told financial daily Il Sole 24 Ore, blaming his departure on a clash with Chief Executive Paolo Fiorentino .
Reuters contacted Carige seeking comment, but there was no immediate response.
Reporting by Giulia Segreti; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore