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Solar panel maker Suntech's interim CFO steps down

Oct 10 (Reuters) - Suntech Power Holdings Co Ltd ,the world's largest maker of solar panels, said its interimchief financial officer Anlin Ting-Mason had stepped down due topersonal reasons.

The Chinese solar panel maker, which is struggling to shoreup finances amid a growing cash shortfall, said Chief ExecutiveDavid King will become acting CFO while the company looks forMason's replacement.

King was Suntech's CFO before he took over as CEO in August.

Mason will continue as CFO of Suntech America, the companysaid in a regulatory filing.

The company has witnessed a string of executive departuresin the last couple of months. Founder and CEO Zhengrong Shistepped down in August and chief commercial officer Andrew Beeberesigned last month.

Almost all the top U.S.-listed solar companies, includingFirst Solar Inc , Canadian Solar Inc and JASolar Holdings Co , have seen either their CEO or CFOleave over the past year.

Shares of Suntech closed at 89 cents on Wednesday on the NewYork Stock Exchange. The company said last month it did not meetthe exchange's criteria for continued listing.

(Reporting by Divya Lad in Bangalore; Editing by SupriyaKurane)

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