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TNK-BP head of upstream to leave company-sources

MOSCOW, Oct 11 (Reuters) - The head of upstream at Russia's TNK-BP will leave the company, the highest-ranking executive to depart in an exodus of staff as a potential selloff by the main shareholders looms, sources close to TNK-BP said on Thursday.

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

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

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Keywords: RUSSIA TNKBP/UPSTREAM