UPDATE 2-Telekom Austria CEO Ametsreiter unexpectedly quits for new job

lunes 15 de junio de 2015 13:47 GYT

* Ametsreiter to leave end-July

* Ametsreiter says will likely talk about new job next week

* Contract was due to end in Dec. 2016 with extension option

* Telekom Austria shares down around 4 pct (Adds Ametsreiter comments)

VIENNA, June 15 (Reuters) - Telekom Austria Chief Executive Hannes Ametsreiter unexpectedly quit on Monday to leave the unit of Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim's America Movil at the end of July to move to a new job which he declined to name.

One source said Ametsreiter had got an offer for another position "which was not to be turned down".

"I expect that by the end of next week I will tell you where my future job will be," a smiling Ametsreiter said at a corporate event on Monday evening.

Two sources with knowledge of the matter said the move came as a surprise. Ametsreiter's contract was set to run out at the end of 2016 and had an extension option until 2018. He had been at the helm of the company since 2009.

Shares in Telekom Austria hit their lowest since February, closing down 3.9 percent.   Continuación...