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BSkyB Investors Stonex, Odey Support Murdoch, Times Reports

Nov. 20 (Bloomberg) -- British Sky Broadcasting Group Plc investors Taube Hodson Stonex Partners and Odey Asset Management LLP’s Crispin Odey are supporting Chairman James Murdoch ahead of a Nov. 29 vote on board members, the Sunday Times reported.

Murdoch is under pressure to resign as BSkyB chairman amid a phone-hacking scandal and may be pushed out if 20 percent vote against his re-election at the meeting later this month, the newspaper said, citing unidentified people. Capital Research Global Investors may also back Murdoch, the newspaper said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Nicholas Larkin in London at nlarkin1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Claudia Carpenter at ccarpenter2@bloomberg.net

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