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Former Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech has died - Bild

Former Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech has died - Bild
FILE PHOTO: Ferdinand Piech, chairman of the supervisory board of German car manufacturer Volkswagen AG, waits for the start of a trial at the district court in Brunswick (Braunschweig) January 9, 2008. REUTERS/Fabian Bimmer   -   Copyright  POOL New(Reuters)
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Ferdinand Piech, Volkswagen AG’s <VOWG_p.DE> former chairman and chief executive, who transformed the German carmaker from a regional manufacturer into a global automotive conglomerate, has passed away, German tabloid Bild said on Monday.

Piech, 82, died on Sunday, the German tabloid said, without citing sources.

A representative for the Piech and Porsche families, who still control a majority stake in Volkswagen through their family holding company Porsche SE, could not be reached for comment.

Volkswagen could not be reached for comment.

(Reporting by Edward Taylor in Frankfurt; Editing by Matthew Lewis)

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