(Bloomberg) -- Georges Chodron de Courcel’s resignation after more than 40 years at BNPParibas SA won’t soften U.S. demands for a guilty plea and a $10 billion penalty from the French bank for sanctions violations, according to a person familiar with the matter.

The  departure of co-Chief Operating Officer Chodron de Courcel may help satisfy one demand from New York State’s top banking regulator, Benjamin Lawsky, who had pressed for his dismissal along with about 12 other  BNP employees and has threatened to suspend the bank’s dollar-clearing ability, a person familiar with the matter has said.

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