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Jose Ignacio Lopez de Arriortua has resigned as president of Volkswagen AG to open a consultancy. The former General Motors Corp. executive is a central figure in the industrial espionage case GM is pursuing against VW.

August A. Busch IV to VP-marketing, Anheuser-Busch, a vacant post, from VP-brand management. He will be succeeded by Bob Lachky, formerly VP-Budweiser brands.

VF Corp.'s Vanity Fair Intimates unit to the Martin Agency, Richmond, Va., and Martin Public Relations from Bozell Worldwide, New York, for its estimated $5 million Vanity Fair and Vassarette lingerie account.

Pete Hamill, 61, was named to be editor of the New York Daily News as of Jan. 1.

Bacardi-Martini to McCann-Erickson Worldwide's Amster Yard division, New York, for a European assignment for its rums.

Copyright November 1996, Crain Communications Inc.

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