BRIEF-CNOOC says Yuan Guangyu appointed as CEO of company

April 18 (Reuters) - CNOOC Ltd :

* Yang Hua, an existing executive director and chairman of

board, has been re-designated as a non-executive director

* Yang Hua, an existing executive director and chairman of

board, has been re-designated as a non-executive director of

company

* Yuan Guangyu, an existing executive director, has been

appointed as chief executive officer of company

* Xu Keqiang has been appointed as an executive director and

president of company

* Yang has resigned as chief executive officer of company

and he remains as chairman of board

* Yuan has resigned as president of company

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