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Lufthansa names Carsten Spohr as CEO

The logo of German air carrier Lufthansa is pictured at Fraport airport in Frankfurt May 6, 2013. REUTERS/Lisi Niesner

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Lufthansa (LHA.DE) has named company veteran Carsten Spohr as the group's new chief executive, Germany's largest airline said on Friday.

Spohr will take over on May 1 from Christoph Franz, who is moving to Swiss pharmaceuticals group Roche (ROG.VX).

(Reporting by Victoria Bryan; Editing by Christoph Steitz)