UPDATE 1-Weather claims hit insurer Direct Line's profit; CEO to step down

(Adds details on weather claims, premiums) Aug 1 (Reuters) - Britain's largest motor insurer, Direct Line Insurance Group Plc, reported on Wednesday a 15.7 percent drop in first-half operating profit, hurt by a long, icy winter, and said its chief executive officer would step down next year. The company reported 75 million pounds ($98.3 million) of weather claims in the first half, mainly associated with brutal winter in the first quarter. Direct ...

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