Ex-Hewlett-Packard boss off News Corp board

Mark Hurd not nominated again after probe

NEW YORK - Former Hewlett-Packard chairman and CEO Mark Hurd has not been nominated for another term on News Corp.'s board, according to a regulatory filing.

He joined the entertainment giant's board in 2008, but has not been nominated again this year for the election of directors scheduled for the firm's annual meeting in October.

Hurd's board post won't immediately be filled, as the only nominees listed on News Corp.'s proxy are the other 15 members of the company's board.

Hurd resigned earlier this month from tech giant HP amid a sexual harassment probe. The company later said it did not find evidence of harassment, but Hurd violated standards of business conduct.

News Corp. in a statement only said: "After discussions between the company and Mark Hurd, it was determined that he would not be considered for re-election to the board at the company's 2010 annual meeting." A source said the entertainment giant's board liked Hurd's contributions to its work, but since this was his main board role outside of his HP job, both sides felt a departure would fit in with his HP departure.
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