Thursday, August 18, 2016

Economy – Hoeness: Martin Winterkorn remains Bayern’s supervisory board –

MUNICH (AFX) – The resigning because of the scandal Diesel VW CEO Martin Winterkorn will remain board member of the German national football record champion Bayern Munich. “Winterkorn is elected until 2018, and it will fulfill the mandate,” Hoeness said in an interview to the “manager magazin”.

For the Bayern top with CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge , yet president Karl Hopfner and Hoeneß was in spite of the alleged involvements winter grain in the scandal over manipulated exhaust values ​​from the 69-year-olds never up for debate. “We work at Bayern very well with him, his advice is important to us,” Hoeness said.

In addition Hoeness Winterkorn advised “not to hide”. He himself had not done that well in his prison leave at the weekend. “I went to the restaurant with my family, was also playing golf,” said Hoeness. Winterkorn was certainly no reason to withdraw.

Hoeness had been convicted in 2014 for tax evasion of at least EUR 28.5 million to three and a half years in prison. After 21 months of Bayern-Patron was released in late February early. At the general meeting in November Hoeness will run again for president. His election is considered safe. Following his conviction Hoeness had resigned as president and chairman of the board.


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