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Microsoft nominates GSK CEO Walmsley to board

GlaxoSmithKline CEO, Emma Walmsley, arrives for a meeting in Downing Street in central London

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp <MSFT.O> said on Thursday it has nominated GlaxoSmithKline Plc <GSK.L> Chief Executive Officer Emma Walmsley to its board of directors.

The software company said former chairman of the board of management at BMW AG <BMWG.DE>, Helmut Panke, will not seek a re-election to the board after his current term expires.

Charles Noski, former vice chairman of AT&T Inc <T.N> and Bank of America Corp <BAC.N>, is also leaving the board.

The company's annual shareholder meeting is due on Dec.4.

Shares of the company were up 1.84% in after-market trading after rising to a record high during the regular trading hours after it announced a $40 billion share buyback plan.



(Reporting by Neha Malara in Bengaluru; Editing by Arun Koyyur)