Volkswagen CEO Steps Down

FILE - In a Tuesday, May 5, 2015 file photo, Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn addresses the shareholders during the annual shareholder meeting of the car manufacturer Volkswagen in Hannover, Germany. Winterkorn on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015 said he is stepping down "in the interests of the company" as it grapples with the scandal over Volkswagen's evasion of U.S. emissions controls. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, File)

BERLIN (AP) Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn says he is stepping down “in the interests of the company” as it grapples with the emissions scandal.

Wintekorn said in a statement Wednesday that “Volkswagen needs a fresh start – also in terms of personnel. I am clearing the way for this fresh start with my resignation.”

He said he was acting in the interests of the company “even though I am not aware of any wrongdoing on my part.”

A successor was not immediately announced.

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