Charlie Pinder has exited his post as Sony/ATV Music Publishing's U.K. managing director, sources say.

Charlie Pinder has exited as Sony/ATV Music Publishing's U.K. managing director, sources say.

Pinder was appointed MD in late 1999. Prior to that, he was head of A&R at Sony/ATV U.K. In recent months, Pinder was instrumental in signing Robert Plant.

A spokesman for Sony/ATV declined to comment.