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AMSTERDAM, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Dutchpaints company AkzoNobel has not yet returned frommedical leave, and the firm's supervisory board will convenenext week to discuss the latest medical advice, AkzoNobel saidon Thursday.

CEO Tom Ton Büchner went on medical leave last month due tofatigue as a result of which the company indefinitely postponeda strategy update, causing a sharp fall in AkzoNobel's shareprice.

(Reporting by Gilbert Kreijger, editing by Thomas Escritt)

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