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SBD Global/July 10, 2013/Franchises

More Changes For Scotland's Rangers As James Easdale Joins Board

Scottish businessman James Easdale "has been appointed" to Scottish Second Division Rangers board as a non-exec director, according to the Scotland DAILY RECORD. Easdale, who is described on the club's website as "an entrepreneur and a director of several businesses," has a business empire which includes McGill's Bus Service Limited. Easdale and his brother, Sandy, confirmed in May their intention to increase their Rangers shareholding and seek a significant say in the running of the club. The pair "invested in the Light Blues last year," and are in line to buy former CEO Charles Green's shares "when he is free to sell them under stock exchange rules" (DAILY RECORD, 7/9). In Edinburgh, Lisa Gray reported former Rangers Chair Malcolm Murray and fellow non-exec director Phil Cartmell "have left the board." The news "was confirmed by the club in a statement to the London Stock Exchange." Murray stepped down as chairman in May, "amid speculation of moves to oust him, but remained as a director until now" (SCOTSMAN, 7/9).
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