OSLO Dec 8 Telenor chairwoman Gunn
Waersted declined on Thursday to comment on a Norwegian media
report which said the board of the state-owned telecoms firm had
rejected her proposal for the chief executive to step down.
"The chair of the board does not wish to comment on the
board's deliberations," said a Telenor spokesman.
According to financial daily Dagens Naeringsliv, Waersted
recently called on CEO Sigve Brekke to step down. Brekke did not
yield to the request however, and has won the backing of the
remaining board members, DN said quoting unnamed sources.
(Reporting by Stine Jacobsen, editing by Terje Solsvik)