F. A. Z. exclusive: Lufthansa-a major shareholder Thiele voted for the rescue

Deutsche Lufthansa is around 23 years after the privatisation of part nationalized, the worst consequences of the Corona to intercept the pandemic and to preven

F. A. Z. exclusive: Lufthansa-a major shareholder Thiele voted for the rescue

Deutsche Lufthansa is around 23 years after the privatisation of part nationalized, the worst consequences of the Corona to intercept the pandemic and to prevent insolvency. If this Thursday on the will be voted on in extraordinary General meeting of a state aid package of up to around 9 billion Euro, comprising loan and a silent partnership and a direct entry of the Federal government with about 20 per cent of the capital, is likely to find the template with wide approval.

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Because now it is clear that the ultimate major shareholder Heinz Hermann Thiele will not prevent his vote, the necessary two-thirds majority. "I'm going to vote for the draft resolution," said Thiele of the F. A. Z.

The 79-year-old entrepreneur, who also is the majority shareholder of corporations, Knorr-Bremse and Vossloh, according to its most recent increase of 15.5 per cent of Lufthansa. Thus, it was clear that against him, the state entry would not have been possible. Because to participate in the Online annual General meeting, investors have logged in only 38 percent of the vote, of which more than a third to Thiele omitted. "It is in the interest of all Lufthansa employees that the Management can lead to timely negotiations with the trade unions on the necessary restructuring," said Thiele on.

with Scholz and Altmaier

The Lufthansa is facing deep cuts. The group with 138,000 employees and has according to own data by calculation of 22,000 to a lot of. During the standstill Lufthansa made a Million Euro of loss per hour, about 800 million euros in the month. The Chairman of the Board Carsten Spohr plans for the year 2023 with a 100 aircraft reduced the fleet.

the Berlin compromise position was again on the Brink, going back to Statements Thiele's in a conversation with the F. A. Z. about a week ago. In it, he showed up with several points dissatisfied: He feared that the policy could slow down the necessary restructuring of the group, if it is about the loss of jobs that would no longer be needed due to the lower flight volumes.

Updated Date: 24 June 2020, 14:19

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