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Mark Hurd to exit News Corp.'s board

HP's former chief executive has not been nominated for re-election to News Corp.'s board of directors and will depart after the annual meeting on October 15.

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Former HP CEO Mark Hurd, who recently left the company amid a sexual harassment scandal, is losing another position.

Hurd failed to be nominated for re-election to the board of directors of News Corp. and will exit that position after the company's annual meeting on October 15, according to a proxy statement filed Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A member of News Corp.'s board since February 2008, Hurd had been one of five members serving on the company's nominating and corporate governance committee.

"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," News Corp. said in a statement e-mailed to CNET.

Hurd left HP on August 6 after a probe into allegations of sexual harassment by Jodie Fisher, a former HP contractor. Following its own investigation, HP cleared Hurd of violations to the company's sexual harassment policy. But the board found that he violated its business conduct standards.