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Jean de Yturbe, 56, to new role of VP-business development at Havas, Paris. He was deputy chief of Cordiant Communications Group until March of this year. Before joining Cordiant's now-defunct Bates Worldwide in 1994, he headed Eurocom, a predecessor to Havas' global network Euro RSCG Worldwide.

Tony Ball, chief executive of U.K. pay-TV group British Sky Broadcasting, will step down and become a consultant to News Corporation, owner of 35.4% of BskyB. News Corp. Chairman Rupert Murdoch's son James, 30, now chairman and chief executive of News Corp.'s Star TV in Hong Kong, is a candidate to succeed Mr. Ball, although BskyB, reportedly fearing a shareholder revolt, has stressed that the company will "initiate a search process for Mr. Ball's successor and make recommendations to the board."

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