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Italy’s Fincantieri chairman found dead

By Thomson Reuters Jun 17, 2024 | 4:46 AM

ROME (Reuters) – Claudio Graziano, the chairman of Italian state-controlled shipbuilder Fincantieri, has been found dead, the company said in a statement on Monday, confirming earlier media reports.

“Fincantieri expresses its immense sorrow for the sudden death of General Claudio Graziano”, the group said in a statement, without providing any detail on the circumstances.

An army officer, Graziano was 70 years old. He was named Fincantieri chairman in 2022.

“He was a friend and an extraordinary officer who honoured Italy also in his European roles”, Italy’s Foreign Minister Antonio Tajani wrote on X.

(Reporting by Crispian Balmer and Gianluca Semeraro, writing by Gavin Jones and Elvira Pollina, editing by Cristina Carlevaro)