BRIEF-Billabong appoints Ian Pollard as Director & Chairman elect to Board

Oct 9 (Reuters) - Billabong International Ltd :

* Billabong International Limited board restructure

* Says appointment of Ian Pollard as a director and chairman elect of its board

* Says pollard is currently chairman of rga reinsurance company of Australia


* Current chairman ted kunkel earlier this year announced his intention to

retire from board

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