PG&E to reshape board in aftermath of wildfires

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018 file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work to restore power lines in Paradise, Calif. PG&E said Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, ...

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2018 file photo, Pacific Gas & Electric crews work to restore power lines in Paradise, Calif. PG&E said Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, ...

Half of the board at PG&E is unlikely to stand for re-election at the besieged utility company that is reeling in the aftermath of last year's deadly California wildfires.

The company said Monday that it understands the need to "re-earn trust and credibility" with customers and regulators.

PG&E says that it foresees 11 independent directors on its board by the time of its 2019 annual shareholders meeting on May 21. It doesn't expect more than five of the current directors to seek another term.

It did not say which board members are likely to remain.

PG&E, the nation's biggest utility, filed for Chapter 11 reorganization last month as it faces the possibly of tens of billions of dollars in claims.