In a move that could potentially benefit CEO Arthur T. Demoulas, one of three independent members of the Market Basket board of directors has announced his resignation, according to a report from the Lowell Sun.
Nabil El-Hage was appointed by the Demoulas family shareholder group currently aligned with director Arthur S. Demoulas, a cousin of Arthur T. who has sought his ouster as CEO, according to the Sun.
El-Hage's resignation could mean good news for Arthur T., as the former director was the one who suggested a $1.5 billion shareholder payout back in 2011, according to the Sun.
El-Hage has also resigned as a trustee of the company's employee profit-sharing plan, but did not provide reason for his resignation
Tewksbury has two Market Basket stores on Main Street, and the company's headquarters is also in Tewksbury.