RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept 26 (Reuters) - Brazilian steelmaker Usiminas said on Friday its board had approved the dismissal of its Chief Executive Officer Julian Eguren, sending the company's shares down 3.5 percent.
Eguren was widely seen as having helped turn the steelmaker, formally known as Usinas Siderurgicas de Minas Gerais SA, around in difficult circumstances.
The company said in a statement that Romel Erwin de Souza would take over as CEO temporarily.
The vice-president of subsidiaries Paolo Bassetti and the vice-president of industrials Marcelo Chara have also been dismissed, the company said.
Reporting by Stephen Eisenhammer; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama