TNK-BP head of upstream to leave company-sources

MOSCOW, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The head of upstream at Russia'sTNK-BP will leave the company, the highest-rankingexecutive to depart in an exodus of staff as a potential selloffby the main shareholders looms, sources close to TNK-BP said onThursday.

Alexander Dodds joined TNK-BP from ExxonMobil Qatar ,where he had served as president, in October 2011. The sourcessaid his resignation would be announced to company staff onFriday.

(Reporting by Melissa Akin and Vladimir Soldatkin; Editing byMegan Davies)

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