Legal risks

Various legal risks are associated with the diesel issue. The provisions recognized for the diesel issue and the contingent liabilities disclosed as well as the other latent legal risks are in part subject to substantial estimation risks given that the fact finding efforts have not yet been concluded, the complexity of the individual relevant factors and the ongoing coordination with the authorities. Should these legal or estimation risks materialize, this could result in further considerable financial charges.

There are no conclusive findings or assessments of facts available to the Board of Management of Volkswagen AG that would suggest that a different assessment of the associated risks (e.g. investor lawsuits) should have been made.

A detailed description of these and other risks arising from the diesel issue can be found in the Report on Risks and Opportunities.