Stuttgart, 17 June 2013. The Porsche and Piëch families have bought back the ten percent of ordinary shares of Porsche Automobil Holding SE (Porsche SE) held by Qatar Holding Germany GmbH. This was stated in a corresponding voting rights notification, published this Monday. They are therefore again the sole holders of all the ordinary shares of Porsche SE.
Qatar Holding had acquired ten percent of the ordinary shares of Porsche SE in August 2009 and participated in the company's capital increase in April 2011 in proportion to its shareholding.
Dr. Wolfgang Porsche, chairman of the supervisory board of Porsche SE said: "All of Porsche SE's common stock is now again held by the Porsche and Piëch families. This is an expression of our confidence in the prosperous future of Porsche SE as the largest shareholder of Volkswagen AG. In light of this, we look forward to our continued collaboration with the Emirate of Qatar as a shareholder of the Volkswagen Group."