Nissan committee fails to nominate chairman to succeed Ghosn: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - External board members of Nissan Motor Co failed on Tuesday to nominate a successor to Carlos Ghosn as chairman of the carmaker in the wake of his arrest and dismissal for alleged financial misconduct,Kyodo News reported.

The Japanese news agency did not cite its sources in reporting that the three members of the nine-member board had put off a decision on Ghosn's replacement. 

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FILE: Carlos Ghosn, chief executive officer of Nissan Motor Co., gestures as he speaks during a news conference in Yokohama, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Ghosn, the chairman of Nissan Motor Co., is set to be arrested in Tokyo over a suspected breach of Japanese financial trading law, the Asahi newspaper reported. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images
FILE: Carlos Ghosn, chairman of the alliance between Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp., poses for a photograph following a Bloomberg Television interview on the opening day of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. Ghosn, the chairman of Nissan Motor Co., is set to be arrested in Tokyo over a suspected breach of Japanese financial trading law, the Asahi newspaper reported. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
FILE: Carlos Ghosn, chairman of the alliance between Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp., speaks during an interview at Nissan's headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, on Thursday, Sept. 19, 2018. Ghosn, the chairman of Nissan Motor Co., is set to be arrested in Tokyo over a suspected breach of Japanese financial trading law, the Asahi newspaper reported. Photographer: Junko Kimura-Matsumoto/Bloomberg via Getty Images
FILE: Carlos Ghosn, chairman of the alliance between Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp., pauses during a Bloomberg Television interview at the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. Ghosn, the chairman of Nissan Motor Co., is set to be arrested in Tokyo over a suspected breach of Japanese financial trading law, the Asahi newspaper reported. Photographer: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg via Getty Images
French President Emmanuel Macron (L) listens to Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn during a visit of the Renault factory in Maubeuge northeastern France, on November 8, 2018. - Macron is on a week-long tour to visit the most iconic French landmarks of the First World War, ahead of celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the November 11, 1918 armistice. (Photo by Etienne LAURENT / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read ETIENNE LAURENT/AFP/Getty Images)
Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn waits for the French President to arrive for a visit of the Renault factory in Maubeuge northeastern France, 08 November 2018. - Macron is on a week-long tour to visit the most iconic French landmarks of the First World War, ahead of celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the November 11, 1918 armistice. (Photo by Etienne LAURENT / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read ETIENNE LAURENT/AFP/Getty Images)
Chairman and CEO of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Carlos Ghosn looks on during a visit of French President at the Renault factory, in Maubeuge, northern France, on November 8, 2018. - Macron is on a week-long tour to visit the most iconic French landmarks of the First World War, ahead of celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the November 11, 1918 armistice. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)
French President Emmanuel Macron (L) and Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn visit the Renault factory in Maubeuge, northeastern France, on November 8 , 2018. - Macron is on a week-long tour to visit the most iconic French landmarks of the First World War, ahead of celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the November 11, 1918 armistice. (Photo by Etienne LAURENT / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read ETIENNE LAURENT/AFP/Getty Images)
Chairman and CEO of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Carlos Ghosn looks on during a visit of French President at the Renault factory, in Maubeuge, northern France, on November 8, 2018. - Macron is on a week-long tour to visit the most iconic French landmarks of the First World War, ahead of celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the November 11, 1918 armistice. (Photo by Ludovic MARIN / AFP) (Photo credit should read LUDOVIC MARIN/AFP/Getty Images)
French Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire (L) and Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn wait for the French President to arrive for a visit of the Renault factory in Maubeuge northeastern France, 08 November 2018. - Macron is on a week-long tour to visit the most iconic French landmarks of the First World War, ahead of celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the November 11, 1918 armistice. (Photo by Etienne LAURENT / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read ETIENNE LAURENT/AFP/Getty Images)
French President Emmanuel Macron (C) and Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn (L) pose with employees of the Renault factory after a visit in Maubeuge, northeastern France, on November 8, 2018. - Macron is on a week-long tour to visit the most iconic French landmarks of the First World War, ahead of celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the November 11, 1918 armistice. (Photo by Etienne LAURENT / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read ETIENNE LAURENT/AFP/Getty Images)
French President Emmanuel Macron (L) listens to Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn during a visit of the Renault factory in Maubeuge northeastern France, on November 8, 2018. - Macron is on a week-long tour to visit the most iconic French landmarks of the First World War, ahead of celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the November 11, 1918 armistice. (Photo by Etienne LAURENT / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read ETIENNE LAURENT/AFP/Getty Images)
French President Emmanuel Macron (L) listens to Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn during a visit of the Renault factory in Maubeuge northeastern France, on November 8, 2018. - Macron is on a week-long tour to visit the most iconic French landmarks of the First World War, ahead of celebrations for the 100th anniversary of the November 11, 1918 armistice. (Photo by Etienne LAURENT / POOL / AFP) (Photo credit should read ETIENNE LAURENT/AFP/Getty Images)
Chairman and CEO of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Carlos Ghosn gives a press conference during the press days of the Paris Motor Show on October 3, 2018. (Photo by ERIC PIERMONT / AFP) (Photo credit should read ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images)
Carlos Ghosn, chairman of the alliance between Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp., right, speaks beside Dieter Zetsche, chief executive officer of Daimler AG, during a news conference at the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. The auto industry -- a slice of it at least -- converges in France this week for the biennial Paris Motor Show, where executives are showing off electric cars for the masses, robo-cars for the future and the self-proclaimed quickest car in the world. Photographer: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Carlos Ghosn, chairman of the alliance between Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp., speaks during a Bloomberg Television interview at the Paris Motor Show in Paris, France, on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. The auto industry -- a slice of it at least -- converges in France this week for the biennial Paris Motor Show, where executives are showing off electric cars for the masses, robo-cars for the future and the self-proclaimed quickest car in the world. Photographer: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Chairman and CEO of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Carlos Ghosn presents the Renault K-ZE for the Chinese market during a world premiere as part of an Renault 'electric evening' on October 1, 2018 on the eve of the first press day of the Paris Motor Show. (Photo by ERIC PIERMONT / AFP) (Photo credit should read ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images)
Chairman and CEO of Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Carlos Ghosn presents the Renault K-ZE for the Chinese market during a world premiere as part of an Renault 'electric evening' on October 1, 2018 on the eve of the first press day of the Paris Motor Show. (Photo by ERIC PIERMONT / AFP) (Photo credit should read ERIC PIERMONT/AFP/Getty Images)
Carlos Ghosn, chairman of the alliance between Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp., gestures whiles speaking during a Bloomberg Television interview in London, U.K., on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Ghosn is the chairman of the alliance and all the three member companies, and also the chief executive officer of Renault. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Carlos Ghosn, chairman of the alliance between Renault SA, Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp., speaks during Bloomberg's Sooner Than You Think technology conference in Paris, France, on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Paris is playing host this week to a global gathering of tech executives and entrepreneurs at the Bloomberg conference and at Viva Tech, a three-year-old event for startups, as the French establishment unites behind a push for more tech investment in the city. Photographer: Marlene Awaad/Bloomberg via Getty Images
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 22: PSA CEO, Carlos Tavares (L), and Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn (R) attend a strategic meeting of the car industry sector at the French Ministry for Economy on May 22, 2018 in Paris, France. This meeting of the strategic committee was the opportunity to propose to the State in the form of a sector contract for the years 2018 to 2022, a set of reciprocal commitments. (Photo by Vincent Isore/IP3/Getty Images)
PARIS, FRANCE - MAY 22: CNPA head, Francis Bartholome, Faurecia CEO, Patrick Koller, PSA CEO, Carlos Tavares, Renault CEO, Carlos Ghosn, Valeo CEO Jacques Aschenbroich and Michelin CEO, Florent Menegaux, attend a strategic meeting of the car industry sector at the French Ministry for Economy on May 22, 2018 in Paris, France. This meeting of the strategic committee was the opportunity to propose to the State in the form of a sector contract for the years 2018 to 2022, a set of reciprocal commitments. (Photo by Vincent Isore/IP3/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Carlos Ghosn (L) and Caroline Ghosn (R) attend the screening of 'Ash Is The Purest White (Jiang Hu Er Nv)' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 11: Renault CEO Carlos Ghosn (L) and his wife Carole Ghosn attend the screening of 'Ash Is The Purest White (Jiang Hu Er Nv)' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 11, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
FILE: Thierry Bollore, chief competitive officer of Renault SA, left, and Carlos Ghosn, chairman of Renault SA, pose for a photograph following a news conference to announce the automaker's full year earnings in Paris, France, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. are in talks to merge, seeking to solidify their two-decade-old alliance under a single stock as an unprecedented shift toward electric and shared cars transforms the industry, people with knowledge of the matter said. Our editors select the best archive images on the two companies. Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Carlos Ghosn, chairman of Renault SA, looks on ahead of a news conference to announce the automaker's full year earnings in Paris, France, on Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. Ghosn pledged to cement the French automakers partnership with Nissan Motor Co. and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. after agreeing to stay on as chairman and chief executive officer for the next four years. Photographer: Christophe Morin/Bloomberg via Getty Images
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Nissan has tasked former trade and industry bureaucrat Masakazu Toyoda, retired Renault SA executive Jean-Baptiste Duzan and race car driver Keiko Ihara with the selection, which is to be submitted to the rest of the board at their next meeting on Dec. 17.

Changes to the board must be approved by shareholders.

(Writing by William Mallard; Editing by Edmund Blair)

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