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Reckitt's Becht nets 17.6m

Bart Becht, the chief executive of household goods firm Reckitt Benckiser, made a £17.6m profit on the sale of some of his shares over the last week. He made £5.4m yesterday, which comes on top recent share sales that have made him £4.7m and £7.5m. Becht, the highest-paid director in the FTSE 100 is understood to be about to use the cash to buy a further tranche of shares in the firm that makes products ranging from Cillit Bang to Strepsils and Clearasil.