Shin Dong-joo seeks to oust brother from board in Japan
Shin Dong-bin, also Lotte Group Chairman, is the chief executive officer of Lotte Holdings. He became chairman of Lotte Holdings on April 1.
Shin Dong-joo, a former vice chairman of Lotte Holdings, argued his younger brother should take responsibility for damaging Lotte’s reputation after the Supreme Court last year upheld a lower court ruling that sentenced him over bribery.
This is the sixth time Shin Dong-joo proposed pushing Shin Dong-bin from Lotte Holdings.
“He [Dong-joo] is trying to raise his voice with 30 percent shares owned by himself and his allies,” said a spokesperson for Lotte Corporation. “He seems to be trying to have control over Japan-based Lotte, but that hadn’t worked out over the past several years.”
By Jin Min-ji
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