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Aquarius Platinum CEO Murray resigns

LONDON, Oct 8 (Reuters) - The chief executive of AquariusPlatinum , the fourth-largest platinum miner, hasresigned with immediate effect, the company said on Monday,giving no reason for his departure.

A replacement for Stuart Murray, who was also chairman ofthe miner's principal, South African subsidiary, will beconsidered "in due course", it said in a statement.

Aquarius has been hit along with the rest of the SouthAfrica-focused sector by labour unrest and soaring costs. It wasforced to temporarily suspend operations at its Kroondal minelast month.

The miner in August reported a full-year loss for the 12months ended June 30.

(Reporting by Clara Ferreira-Marques; editing by Sarah Young)

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