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WPP's Wunderman agency names Mel Edwards as global CEO

(Reuters) - WPP Plc (WPP.L) subsidiary Wunderman named Mel Edwards as its new global chief executive officer on Thursday, moving to replace Mark Read after his promotion last week to lead the world's biggest advertising company.

Edwards has served as the chief of Wunderman's Europe, Middle East and Africa operations for the past three years, it said on Thursday.

(Reporting by Shashwat Awasthi in Bengaluru; editing by Patrick Graham)