MAN launches amnesty program for employees
Employees who wish to participate in the amnesty program can contact the MAN Group's ombudsman until June 16, 2009. The ombudsman can provide employees with information on the amnesty program in advance without their identities being revealed to the Company. The amnesty deal is between the employee and the Company but it does not protect employees from any penal measures. However, the public prosecution authorities welcome unlimited cooperation and will look favorably upon this to the extent within their power in the case of employees willing to provide information.
MAN immediately initiated a special internal investigation with external experts into the commission payments after the allegations came to light. The amnesty program is both an important part of the ongoing internal investigation as well as an invitation to cooperate for any employees who may be affected. It is very important to MAN that all allegations are fully cleared up fast.
The MAN Group is one of Europe's leading industrial players in transport-related engineering, with revenue of approximately €15 billion in 2008. As a supplier of trucks, buses, diesel engines, turbo machinery and special gear systems, MAN employs approximately 51,300 people worldwide. Its business areas hold leading positions in their respective markets. MAN AG, Munich, is listed in the DAX (German Stock Index), which comprises Germany's thirty leading stock corporations