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Aquarius Platinum CEO Murray resigns

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

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

Aquarius has been hit along with the rest of the South Africa-focused sector by labour unrest and soaring costs. It was forced to temporarily suspend operations at its Kroondal mine last month.

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

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

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