30 April 2004
Sir Clive Thompson, former chief executive of Rentokil, has sold more than £9.25 million of his shares in the cleaning and pest control firm - about 70 per cent of his total stake. The company said that it had been his long-standing intention to diversify his portfolio, a year after his retirement. Thompson has options over another 6.2 million shares. The firm is due to publish its 2003 annual report shortly.