SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) _ In what should be the last major personnel move in the restructuring of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., Charles Meeker III has resigned as president, MGM said Wednesday.

An attorney who joined the troubled movie studio in 1991, Meeker is not expected to be replaced. Frank Mancuso, MGM's chairman and chief executive officer, already has hired two new executive vice presidents for MGM's finance and legal departments.

Mancuso also has installed two presidents for the MGM and United Artists movie units.

Meeker played a prominent role when the French bank Credit Lyonnais regained control of the historic studio from convicted felon Giancarlo Parretti.

Meeker was previously president of independent film producer F-M Entertainment, which produced ''Witness'' and ''Wired.''