Former Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech has died - Bild

 Former Volkswagen chairman Ferdinand Piech has died - Bild

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Ferdinand Piech, Volkswagen AG's former chairman and chief executive, who transformed the German carmaker from a regional manufacturer into a global automotive conglomerate, has passed away, German tabloid Bild said on Monday.

Piech, 82, died on Sunday, the German tabloid said, without citing sources.

A representative for the Piech and Porsche families, who still control a majority stake in Volkswagen through their family holding company Porsche SE, could not be reached for comment.

Volkswagen could not be reached for comment.

(Reporting by Edward Taylor in Frankfurt; Editing by Matthew Lewis)

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Updated Date: Aug 27, 2019 02:06:42 IST