FRANKFURT -- Interim results of an audit ordered by Volkswagen amid allegations of bribery and breach of trust by former staff members will be presented to the supervisory board, but not before July 22, VW supervisory board member Juergen Peters said on Wednesday.
Peters, who is the head of the IG Metall metalworkers union, also told reporters there was no immediate successor in mind for embattled personnel chief Peter Hartz, who offered last week to resign to take political responsibility for the affair.
The board's steering committee recommended unanimously that the carmaker's full board accept the resignation.
Volkswagen said in a statement Chief Executive Bernd Pischetsrieder would handle Hartz's job until a successor can be named. It said Hartz, 63, would not get a one-off payment for his departure.