Chairman Julio Ponce not standing for new board at Chile's SQM

miércoles 22 de abril de 2015 19:12 GYT

SANTIAGO, April 22 (Reuters) - The chairman and controlling shareholder of Chilean fertilizer firm SQM, Julio Ponce, did not include himself among a list of nominees put forward for a new board, which shareholders will vote for in a meeting on Friday.

Shareholder Potash Corp is putting forward three new nominees, the statement said.

SQM, the world's biggest producer of key battery ingredient lithium, has been dealing with a financial scandal that has already led to the resignation of its chief executive and left a question over the company's future direction.

(Reporting by Rosalba O'Brien; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)