|Alguien dijo ...|
|Según vamos adquiriendo conocimiento, las cosas no se hacen más comprensibles sino más misteriosas,|
Albert Schweitzer(1875 - 1965).
Médico, filósofo, teólogo, músico y físico alemán, Premio Nobel de la Paz 1952.
|Investment, Financial and Audit Committee of Infineon Technologies AG
Approves External Examination of the Internal Information and Monitoring System|
Germany – Topics on the agenda of a meeting of the investment, financial and audit committee of Infineon
Technologies AG (FSE/NYSE: IFX) held today included the preliminary inquiry concerning Dr. Andreas von Zitzewitz.
The committee discussed the measures implemented on behalf of the supervisory board in response to the charges made
by Mr. Schneider in March 2004. In addition to an external legal investigation, these included examinations carried
out within the company by the legal department and an audit. In addition, everyone involved was subjected to
repeated and detailed questioning. The resulting report, a revocation on the part of Udo Schneider and a written
declaration of untenability from Dr. von Zitzewitz to the chairman of the supervisory board formed the basis for the
supervisory board's earlier decision.
The committee has come to the conclusion that the matter was
comprehensively investigated at the time. The decision to continue the working relationship with Dr. von Zitzewitz
was based on the fact that no evidence of misconduct could be found and that there were strong doubts about the
credibility of Mr. Schneider. Mr. Schneider declined to present evidence for his accusations and subsequently
retracted them publicly.
This notwithstanding, the events have moved the committee to call for
the investigation by an external body of the internal information and monitoring system with the goal of
establishing whether there are any weakpoints in the procedures currently in place at Infineon at which might have
prevented the timely detection of the alleged irregularities. This constitutes a further component of the action
plan drawn up jointly by the supervisory and managing boards for the full and unconditional clarification of this
Viernes, 22 Julio, 2005 - 10:24