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180530-Change-in-ŠKODA-AUTO-Supervisory-Board

180530-Change-in-ŠKODA-AUTO-Supervisory-Board

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Change in ŠKODA AUTO Supervisory Board

› Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, takes over the chairmanship of the
ŠKODA AUTO Supervisory Board
› The former chairman of ŠKODA AUTO’s Controlling Body, Frank Witter, becomes vice
chairman of the committee

Mladá Boleslav, 30 May 2018 – Dr. Herbert Diess, CEO of Volkswagen AG, is also to
assume the position of Chairman of the ŠKODA AUTO Supervisory Board against the
backdrop of the recently established ‘Volume’ group of brands within the Volkswagen
Group. The Czech carmaker’s Controling Body appointed 59-year-old Diess as the new
Chairman of the committee at the meeting on 30 May, 2018. In this position, he succeeds
Frank Witter, who will continue to serve the Supervisory Board in a new capacity as Deputy
Chairman. Matthias Müller, Witter’s predecessor in this office, resigned his mandate
effective 13 May, 2018. Florina Louise Pantic, née Piëch, left ŠKODA AUTO’s Supervisory
Board with effect from 5 May, 2018; the successor has yet to be elected.

For more information:
Tomáš Kotera Zdeněk Štěpánek
Head of Corporate Communication Spokesperson Sales, Finance and Business
T +420 326 811 773 T +420 326 811 771
tomas.kotera@skoda-auto.cz zdenek.stepanek3@skoda-auto.cz

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Change in ŠKODA AUTO Supervisory Board
The Czech carmaker’s Controlling Body appointed the
CEO of Volkswagen AG, Dr. Herbert Diess, as the new
Chairman of the committee at the meeting on 30 May,
2018.

Download Source: Volkswagen AG

Change in ŠKODA AUTO Supervisory Board
Frank Witter will continue to serve the Controlling Body in a
new capacity as Deputy Chairman.

Download Source: Volkswagen AG

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ŠKODA AUTO
› is one of the longest-established vehicle manufacturers in the world. The company was founded in 1895 – during the
pioneering days of the automobile. Today, the company’s headquarters remain in Mladá Boleslav.
› currently offers the following models in the range: CITIGO, FABIA, RAPID, OCTAVIA, KAROQ, KODIAQ and SUPERB.
› in 2017 delivered more than 1.2 million vehicles to customers worldwide.
› has belonged to Volkswagen Group since 1991. The Volkswagen Group is one of the most successful vehicle
manufacturers in the world. ŠKODA AUTO, in association with the Group, independently manufactures and develops
vehicles, as well as components, engines and gear transmissions.
› operates at three locations in the Czech Republic, produces in China, Russia, Slovakia, Algeria and India mainly
through Group partnerships, as well as in Ukraine and Kazakhstan through local partners.
› employs over 35,000 people globally and is active in more than 100 markets.

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