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Olympus ex-CEO Olympus Michael Woodford has agreed to a settlement with his former employer. An employment tribunal due to run in London this week would have seen Woodford asking for 10 years pay as compensation for being fired from the camera maker, after he emerged as a whistle blower on $1.7 billion in fraudulent accounting practices over a 20-year period. According to Reuters, the undisclosed settlement is expected to be less than the $60 million originally believed to be requested.
At its meeting on Monday, the entire board of directors at Olympus has resigned. As its last act, the the board named Hiroyuki Sasa, 56, as its next president. Former Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp. executive Yasuyuki Kimoto, 63, was also selected to be the new board chairman. The appointments will require shareholder approval at a special meeting scheduled for April 20.