February 16, 2018 / 3:39 PM / 7 months ago

BMW says board member Froehlich not a candidate to replace Audi CEO

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW (BMWG.DE) on Friday denied a media report saying that Klaus Froehlich, board member responsible for research and development, was a potential candidate to succeed embattled Audi (NSUG.DE) Chief Executive Rupert Stadler.

FILE PHOTO: The BMW booth displays the company logo at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

German tabloid Bild reported on Friday that Stadler would leave in April because of his handling of the diesel emissions affair, adding Froehlich was a potential candidate to replace him.

Reporting by Edward Taylor; Editing by Christoph Steitz

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