|December 6, 2006
Rupert Stadler to Succeed Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn
INGOLSTADT, Germany - At its meeting today, the Supervisory Board of AUDI AG appointed Rupert Stadler, Board Member for Finance and Organization, as the company's acting Chairman of the Board of Management with effect from January 1, 2007. Stadler will retain responsibility for his previous portfolio on top of his new role.
At the same time Prof. Dr. Martin Winterkorn, who is taking over as Chairman of the Board of Management of VOLKSWAGEN AG on January 1, 2007, will be switching to the company's Supervisory Board and has been elected as the new Chairman of the Supervisory Board of AUDI AG by its members.
Winterkorn thanked Dr. Bernd Pischetsrieder, who had served as Supervisory Board Chairman of AUDI AG since January 1, 2002, for his reliable, effective work and his contribution as Audi's Supervisory Board Chairman, commending the part he had played in helping the company to develop attractive models, bring them successfully to market, and thus strengthen Audi's worldwide profile as a premium brand.