DGAP-Ad-hoc: Airbus Group SE / Key word(s): Statement Airbus Group SE: Airbus' statement in response to allegations by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence 16-Feb-2017 / 19:24 CET/CEST Disclosure of an inside information acc. to Article 17 MAR, transmitted by DGAP - a service of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement.
Ad-hoc release, 16 February 2017
Airbus' statement in response to allegations by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence
Airbus is surprised by today's press conference by the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence raising criminal allegations ("Strafanzeige") against Airbus Defence and Space GmbH, a division of Airbus, and Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH, alleging willful deception and fraud linked to the order for Eurofighter jets back in 2003.
As the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence did not discuss the matter with Airbus prior to the announcement, the company learned about the allegations from the media today and is lacking substantial information. We cannot see any foundation in particular for the allegations of bad faith and fraud.
Airbus asserts that the company is continuing its policy of actively supporting the authorities in investigating concrete suspicions.
About Airbus Airbus is a global leader in aeronautics, space and related services. In 2015, it generated revenues of EUR64.5 billion and employed a workforce of around 136,600. Airbus offers the most comprehensive range of passenger airliners from 100 to more than 600 seats. Airbus is also a European leader providing tanker, combat, transport and mission aircraft, as well as Europe's number one space enterprise and the world's second largest space business. In helicopters, Airbus provides the most efficient civil and military rotorcraft solutions worldwide.
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