A spokeswoman for News International, the British arm of News Corp., has confirmed that chairman and CEO Rupert Murdoch resigned as director of several News Corp. subsidiary boards. It was not immediately clear which of News Corp.'s U.S. boards Murdoch had left. The company played down the resignations as merely "a corporate housecleaning exercise prior to the company split." On June 28, News Corp. announced that it would separate its publishing business from its much more profitable media and entertainment business — forming two distinct, publicly traded companies.
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