Fortum’s comment on the resignation of Uniper Management Board Members


Fortum's President and CEO Pekka Lundmark comment on the resignation of two Uniper Management Board Members: “We very much regret the decision of both Eckhardt Rümmler and Keith Martin to resign. On behalf of colleagues at Fortum, I want to thank them for all their work for Uniper's success and their collaboration this spring. I also want to underline that the decision to vote for postponement of the discharge of the management board at Uniper’s AGM was a result of the lack of transparency on management conduct during and after our Public Takeover Offer, not a sign of mistrust of management as a whole. Fortum has been and remains ready to discuss constructively with Uniper the best way forward for both companies. Our focus is now on establishing dialogue with the new CEO and CFO and reignite our talks. We are confident that together we can make a joint vision reality.”

Link to the Uniper release on 26 May 2019:

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