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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