Annual Media Conference of the Volkswagen Brand 2019

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The 2019 Annual Media Conference of the Volkswagen Brand on the occasion of the 2018 Full Year Results will be held on Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 09:00 a.m. (CET) in Wolfsburg.

Ralf Brandstätter, Chief Operating Officer of Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand, Dr. Arno Antlitz, Member of the Volkswagen Brand Board of Management for Controlling & Accounting and Jürgen Stackmann, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand with responsibility for "Sales, Marketing and After Sales" will report on the past fiscal year will report on the past financial year and give an outlook for 2019.

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Note in accordance with Directive 1999/94/EC in its currently applicable version

Further information on official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be found in the EU guide "Information on the fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption of new cars", which is available free of charge at all sales dealerships, from DAT Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH, Hellmuth-Hirth-Straße 1, D-73760 Ostfildern, Germany and at www.dat.de.