LONDON--Aerospace and defense firm BAE Systems PLC (BA.LN) said Friday Peter Mason's term of appointment as Senior Independent Director will end on Jan. 21, 2013 and he will retire at the Annual General Meeting on May 8.
-Board has appointed Nick Rose to succeed Sir Peter as Senior Independent Director.
-Shares at 1345 GMT down 2 pence, or 0.75%, at 304 pence valuing the company at 9.88 billion pounds.
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