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  1. Oct 26, 2009 · In October 2008, sitting on a fat, 42.6 percent block of VW shares (and with options to purchase another 31.5 percent), Wiedeking finally admits his intentions for Porsche SE Holding to take over ...

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  2. Jan 03, 2011 · April 30, 2007 - Porsche submits mandatory takeover offer after crossing 30 percent threshold. March 3, 2008 - Porsche supervisory board gives go-ahead to raise its VW voting stake to over 50 percent.

  3. Jul 05, 2012 · VW will buy up the remaining 50.1% of Porsche for €4.46bn (£3.6bn), it announced on Thursday. The luxury sports car manufacturer will thus be integrated into VW, joining the likes of Audi, SEAT ...

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  4. Mar 18, 2016 · The two former executives both faced charges relating to Porsche's infamous attempt to take over Volkswagen ... Porsche suddenly held near the 75 percent required to take ownership of VW.

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    1937 to 1945

    Volkswagen ('People's car' in German) was founded in Berlin as the Gesellschaft zur Vorbereitung des Deutschen Volkswagens mbH ('Limited Liability Company for the preparation of the German People's Car', abbreviated to Gezuvor) by the National Socialist Deutsche Arbeitsfront (German Labour Front) and incorporated on 28 May 1937. The purpose of the company was to manufacture the Volkswagen car, originally referred to as the Porsche Type 60, then the Volkswagen Type 1, and commonly called the V...

    1945 to 1970

    After the war in Europe, in June 1945, Major Ivan Hirst of the British Army Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) took control of the bomb-shattered factory, and restarted production, pending the expected disposal of the plant as war reparations. However, no British car manufacturer was interested; "the vehicle does not meet the fundamental technical requirement of a motor-car … it is quite unattractive to the average buyer … To build the car commercially would be a completely unec...

    1970 to 1999

    From the late 1970s to 1992, the acronym V.A.G.was used by Volkswagen AG as a brand for group-wide activities, such as distribution and leasing. Contrary to popular belief, "V.A.G." had no official meaning, and was never the formal name of the Volkswagen Group. On 30 September 1982, Volkswagenwerk made its first step expanding outside Germany by signing a co-operation agreement with the Spanish car manufacturer SEAT, S.A. To reflect the company's increasing global diversification from its hea...

    For the fiscal year 2018, Volkswagen reported earnings of €13.920 billion, with an annual revenue of €235.849 billion, an increase of 2.2% over the previous fiscal cycle. Volkswagen's shares traded at over €148 per share, and its market capitalization was valued at US$73.8 billion in November 2018.

    Rooted in Europe, the Volkswagen Group operates in 153 countries. Volkswagen Passenger Cars is the Group's original marque, and the other major subsidiaries include passenger car marques such as Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini, Porsche, SEAT, and Škoda. Volkswagen AG also has operations in commercial vehicles, owning Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, along with controlling stakes in truck, bus and diesel engine manufacturers Scania AB and MAN SE.


    Under the Volkswagen Law, no shareholder in Volkswagen AG could exercise more than 20 percent of the firm's voting rights, regardless of their level of stock holding. This law was supposed to protect Volkswagen Group from takeovers. In October 2005, Porscheacquired an 18.53 percent stake in the business, and in July 2006, Porsche increased that ownership to more than 25 percent. Analysts disagreed as to whether the investment was a good fit for Porsche's strategy. On 26 March 2007, after the...

    Stock market listings

    Volkswagen AG shares are primarily traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and are listed under the 'VOW' and 'VOW3' stock ticker symbols. First listed in August 1961, the shares were issued at a price of DM 350 per DM 100 share, Volkswagen AG shares are now separated into two different types or classes: 'ordinary shares' and 'preference shares'. The ordinary shares are now traded under the WKN766400 and ISIN DE0007664005 listings, and the preference shares under the WKN 766403 and ISIN DE000...

    Leadership, sales and market share

    In 2018, Volkswagen Group's largest single country market was Chinawith 4.20 million units delivered, followed by Germany with 1.12 million units. Divided by regions, Asia-Pacific was the second-largest market of the Volkswagen Group with 4.50 million units in 2013, followed by Western Europe with 4.14 million, and North America with 943,000 units delivered in 2018. The European ranking of automakers is compiled monthly by the European Auto Manufacturers' Association ACEA.Volkswagen has held...

    Volkswagen is heavily involved in sports sponsorship, with investments having included the 2008 Summer Olympics, the 2014 Winter Olympics, as well as the David Beckham Academy. Volkswagen AG wholly owns the Bundesliga football side VfL Wolfsburg; the company is also the shirt sponsor of Major League Soccer club D.C. United, League of Ireland Premier Division Sligo Rovers and top level of the Mexican football league system Liga MX team Puebla F.C.

    Corporate documents

    1. "1937-1945 The Foundation of the Volkswagen Plant". Volkswagen Chronicle. Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft. 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 8 August 2012. 2. "VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT Articles of Association As at August 2012" (PDF). VOLKSWAGEN AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT. August 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 15 August 2012. 3. "Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft Annual Report 2007" (PDF). Volks...

    Clippings about Volkswagen Group in the 20th Century Press Archives of the ZBW
  6. Apr 23, 2009 · Volkswagen made more than 6 million. They could crank out the worldwide Porsche production over a long week-end. What’s more, a lot of the Porsche production is already intermeshed with VW. Volkswagen and Porsche already work together to build sport-utility vehicles and Porsche has tapped VW to assemble its Panamera four-person sedan.

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