Wendelin Wiedeking

Ex-Porsche CFO admitted manipulation ahead of VW takeover bid, court told

Oct. 30, 2015 09:49 CET

German prosecutors said former Porsche finance chief Holger Haerter effectively admitted that he was guilty of market manipulation ahead of a failed attempt to take over VW. Haerter's lawyer called the charge unfounded....
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Porsche's VW takeover bid hit by Lehman bankruptcy, court hears

Oct. 30, 2015 20:54 CET

Porsche's failed bid to take over VW in 2008 faced hurdles in the wake of Lehman Brothers' bankruptcy in September of that year, a Stuttgart court was told....
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Ex-Porsche CEO Wiedeking denies VW share manipulation in 2008

Oct. 22, 2015 15:48 CET

Former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking rejected charges he lied about the company's plan to acquire VW in 2008. Wiedeking could face up to five years in prison if found guilty of breaching securities trading laws during Porsche's bid to take over VW....
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Porsche manipulation trial starts amid VW emissions scandal

Oct. 21, 2015 12:32 CET

Former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and Chief Financial Officer Holger Haerter are scheduled to go on trial Thursday. They face market manipulation charges over their role in Porsche's failed attempt to take over VW Group in 2008....
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Volkswagen CEO Winterkorn resigns amid diesel scandal

Sept. 23, 2015 17:07 CET

VW Group CEO Martin Winterkorn resigned his post, taking responsibility for the automaker's rigging of U.S. diesel emissions tests. Senior members of VW's supervisory board said they expect further heads to roll as an investigation seeks to identify who was responsible for what has turned into the biggest scandal in the company's history....
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Former Porsche communications chief charged with aiding market manipulation

Aug. 17, 2015 16:17 CET

A German prosecutor charged Porsche's former communications chief, Anton Hunger, with aiding market manipulation related to the purchase of Volkswagen Group shares, after dropping identical charges against Porsche's supervisory board....
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German prosecutors drop case against Porsche board

Aug. 14, 2015 18:20 CET

German prosecutors have dropped a case against members of Porsche Automobil's supervisory board, which includes Ferdinand Piech and Wolfgang Porsche, for suspected market manipulation. But they are still pursuing a separate case against Porsche's former CEO and CFO....
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Ex-Porsche CEO Wiedeking faces more VW bid charges

June 22, 2015 15:19 CET

Former Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking and ex-finance chief Holger Haerter face more charges over the use of a controversial options strategy in Porsche's doomed attempt to take over Volkswagen in 2008....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Why Piech's departure is bad for the industry

12:01 am U.S. ET | April 27, 2015

The stunning resignation of VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech robs the industry of perhaps its most fascinating figure. The gifted engineer is the only third-generation member of the Porsche-Piech clan to display the same extraordinary talent as his grandfather, Beetle creator Ferdinand Porsche, and uncle Ferry Porsche....
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Piech, Wiedeking unlikely to testify in hedge-fund case against Porsche SE

April 27, 2015 15:20 CET

Hedge funds involved in a legal fight against Porsche SE seemed to score a victory when a German court asked 21 people, including former VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech and ex-Porsche CEO Wendelin Wiedeking, to testify. Most of the witnesses will likely assert their right not to testify....
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CHRISTIAAN HETZNER

BLOG: Why Piech's departure is bad for the industry

5:16 am U.S. ET | April 26, 2015

The stunning resignation of VW Chairman Ferdinand Piech robs the industry of perhaps its most fascinating figure. The gifted engineer is the only third-generation member of the Porsche-Piech clan to display the same extraordinary talent as his grandfather, Beetle creator Ferdinand Porsche, and uncle Ferry Porsche....
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Piech, Winterkorn to discuss VW leadership crisis, report says

April 14, 2015 10:22 CET

Volkswagen Chairman Ferdinand Piech and the automaker's CEO, Martin Winterkorn, will discuss the company's leadership crisis when they meet in the next few days, a German newspaper reported. The two executives will discuss Piech's statement that he doesn't want Winterkorn to succeed him as VW chairman, the report said....
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