PARIS -- PSA/Peugeot-Citroen announced Monday that executive vice president human resources Jean-Luc Vergne will leave the group at the end of February.
Vergne, 60, is the second member of PSA's 10-person executive committee to quit the French carmaker in the past three weeks. Gilles Michel resigned his post as managing director of the Citroen brand Dec. 19.
PSA did not give a reason for Vergne's sudden resignation from a post he has held since 1999, but sources told Automotive News Europe he was retiring from the group and would dedicate himself to non-profit activities.
Vergne will finalize salary negotiations for 2009 and formally launch a voluntary work force reduction plan approved by unions in late-2008 before leaving the group.
The voluntary redundancy plans aims to trim PSA's work force by 4,450, including 900 production jobs at the Rennes factory in western France.