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Lomax quits Misys after failed MBO

Misys chief executive and director Kevin Lomax has quit ahead of the AGM this week. There has been strong criticism from shareholders after Lomax led a failed MBO bid, with reports that several institutional shareholders were going to vote against his reappointment to the board. Chairman Sir Dominic Cadbury will take on his responsibilities until a successor is appointed.

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