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Bob Rankin has resigned as chief executive of Lilley after four years with the company.No immediate reason was given for his departure, although a friend of Mr Rankin said: 'I think he just got fed up with the way the industry was going and wanted to spend more time on his farm.'In a statement, Lilley's directors said they 'paid tribute to his energetic contribution to the group's development since his appointment in September 1988 and record their good wishes.'Lilley has not filled ...

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