SEOUL, Feb. 24 (Yonhap) -- All eyes are turned to whether Samsung Electronics Co.'s Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong will attend the chip giant's board meeting set for this week to discuss management issues, industry sources said Sunday.
Last year, the de facto leader of Samsung Group, South Korea's largest business conglomerate by assets, didn't attend the board meeting in February after he was released on probation. He spent a year in jail giving bribes in a scandal that resulted in the impeachment of President Park Geun-hye.
In a board meeting due in Suwon, just south of Seoul, on Tuesday, directors are expected to approve the company's earnings results for 2018, appointment of new directors, readjustment of wages for directors and changes in board rules, an industry official said.
Some expected the gathering to reappoint Lee as board member as his term ends in October. But others said the reappointment issue is not likely to be handled this time for various reasons.