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Webasto Employees Donate for the Region

5,000 euro each for FortSchritt, AWO and the St. Elisabethen Society

Stockdorf/Munich – March 9, 2018 – Last year, Webasto employees raised a total of some 7,000 euro in donations at their Christmas party. The donation amount was increased to 15,000 euro by the company. This time, the money is being donated in equal proportions to three social institutions in the region. 5,000 euro is going to FortSchritt Starnberg e.V., the AWO Kreisverband München-Land e.V. (workers' aid organization) and the St. Elisabethen Association in Planegg.

The donations were presented on March 9, 2018 by Dr. Holger Engelmann, Chairman of the Management Board of Webasto SE, at the company’s headquarters in Stockdorf. “With our traditional Christmas donation we want to help improve the living conditions of needy people in our home region. We consider this to be part of our corporate responsibility, which is anchored in our corporate values”, says Dr. Engelmann.

Societies ring-fence the money for specific purposes

Following donations made in 2008 and 2017, the automotive supplier has this year donated to the Förderverein FortSchrittStarnberg e.V. for the third time. Together with the non-profit GmbH FortSchritt association, the society is committed, among others, to helping the families of children, youths and adults in the district who are suffering from spastic paralysis.

The AWO Kreisverband München-Land e.V. maintains over 70 social institutions in Munich and the area surrounding Munich. Its work includes emergency housing assistance, kindergartens and lunchtime supervision.

Representatives from the St. Elisabethen Society inPlanegg,whichlooks after senior citizens living in the community, expressed their appreciation for the financial support. Voluntary workers regularly organize lunches, readings and excursions for disabled people, in order to help senior citizens actively participate in life, even in their old age.

About Webasto

The Webasto Group is a global innovative systems partner to almost all automobile manufacturers and among the top 100 suppliers in this industry sector. In its core business areas the company develops and produces sunroofs, panorama roofs and convertible roofs as well as thermo systems for all drive types. In addition, with battery systems and charging solutions Webasto is building up a product portfolio for electromobility. In 2016 the Webasto Group generated sales of 3.2 billion euros and has more than 12,000 employees at more than 50 locations (with over 30 of these being manufacturing plants). The headquarters of the company, founded in 1901, is located in Stockdorf near Munich (Germany).