LONDON (Reuters) - Insurer Aviva, which was hit last week by one of the biggest revolts over executive pay ever suffered by a British company, said on Tuesday its Chief Executive Andrew Moss had resigned from his position with immediate effect.

"Andrew Moss will leave the board shortly and a further announcement will be made to confirm the financial terms of his departure and date of leaving," Aviva's chairman Lord Sharman said, adding Moss thought his departure was in the company's best interests.

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