Olympus Corp former chief executive Michael Woodford said there was a constructive exchange of opinion at the company's board meeting on Friday, and that the board has a shared desire for the company to remain listed.

The priority is to meet the December 14 results reporting deadline to avoid possible delisting, Woodford told reporters after a board meeting at the scandal-hit camera and endoscope maker's Tokyo headquarters.

(Reporting by Yoko Kubota and Taiga Uranaka; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)