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Webasto is Pleased About the Recovery of Employees

Stockdorf / Munich – March 4, 2020 – All employees of the automotive supplier Webasto who had been infected with the coronavirus have now been released from the hospitals. This applies to the German as well as to the Chinese colleagues. "We are very relieved and glad that all colleagues are now completely healthy and are able to return to their families and friends. The wellbeing of our employees was and is our top priority. After we learned about the first cases at Webasto, we immediately initiated various measures such as the 14-day closure of our headquarters in Stockdorf. This worked very well and we were able to prevent the virus from spreading further within the company," explained Dr. Holger Engelmann, Chairman of the Management Board of the Webasto SE.

Some of the colleagues have already resumed their work in the company. Due to the special situation, Webasto has coordinated the return to work with each employee individually. "It was important for us to find the best possible solution for each of them. Most of the colleagues wanted to return to their everyday working life as soon as possible," said Engelmann.

Webasto continues to keep its employees worldwide up to date on current developments about the coronavirus infection. For example, new information from the authorities on risk areas and recommendations for travel activities are shared via e-mail and the intranet as well as displays and notices at the locations. Higher hygiene standards also continue to apply at all Webasto sites. Business travels to and from China is temporarily suspended until the end of March 2020. For the risk areas defined by the Robert Koch Institute in China, South Korea, Italy and Iran, the company's internal regulation applies that employees can only take planned business travels voluntarily and only with the exceptional approval of management.

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. The company’s product portfolio comprises a broad range of roof and heating systems for every type of vehicle and all drive types as well as battery systems and charging solutions. Moreover, Webasto has a strong position in the aftermarket providing dealers and end customers with customized solutions and services relating to thermo management and electromobility. In 2019 the company generated sales of around 3.7 billion euros and had almost 14,000 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).