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Volkswagen Group of America Appoints Scott C. Vazin as Executive Vice President, Group Communications

HERNDON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/10/14 -- Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) today announced the appointment of Scott C. Vazin as Executive Vice President, Volkswagen Group Communications. In this role, Vazin will be responsible for all aspects of corporate communications for the Volkswagen Group and Volkswagen Brand. This includes corporate media relations, product communications, all public relations campaigns, internal communications, community partnerships and philanthropy.

Vazin, 47, joined the company in March 2011 as the Vice President of Communications for the Volkswagen Brand. He will continue to report to Michael Horn, President and CEO, Volkswagen Group of America. Vazin most recently served as Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for Volkswagen of America.

"Strengthening our Group communications team is critical to achieving our long-term growth goals in the U.S. market," said Horn. "Scott brings a wealth of automotive and leadership experience, and will continue to contribute to the strategic and operational oversight of our Group and Brand communications."

Prior to joining Volkswagen, Vazin spent 15 years with Nissan in numerous communications roles. Vazin started his automotive career at Mitsubishi Motor Sales of America in California in 1990.

Vazin received his bachelor's degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Marketing at California State University at Long Beach.

About Volkswagen Group of America, Inc.
Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG, one of the world's leading automobile manufacturers and the largest carmaker in Europe. VWGoA operates a manufacturing plant in Chattanooga, Tennessee and houses the U.S. operations of a worldwide family of distinguished and exciting brands including Audi, Bentley, Bugatti, Lamborghini and Volkswagen, as well as VW Credit, Inc. Founded in 1955, the company's headquarters are in Herndon, Va.; VWGoA brings vehicles to the U.S. that marry the science of engineering and the art of styling, with the goal of offering attractive, safe, and eco-conscious automobiles that are competitive and set world standards in their respective classes. The company has approximately 6,000 employees in the United States and sells its vehicles through a network of approximately 1,000 dealers.

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