April 12, 2018 / 6:59 AM / 7 months ago

Russian tycoon Deripaska withdraws from Nornickel board nomination

FILE PHOTO: Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska attends the session "The Future of "Made China"" during the Annual Meeting 2016 of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Ruben Sprich/File Photo

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska has withdrawn his nomination candidacy to join the board of Norilsk Nickel, the mining firm said in a statement on Thursday.

Deripaska had been nominated to join the board, a regulatory disclosure showed on April 5.

Deripaska was among Russian individuals and entities named a new U.S. sanctions list announced by the United States on Friday.

Reporting by Polina Devitt; editing by Jason Neely

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