AUDI BUSINESS TRIP racks up positive balance for Brazil and Germany

     AUDI BUSINESS TRIP racks up positive balance for Brazil and Germany

  PR Newswire

  SAO PAULO, Nov. 23, 2012

SAO PAULO, Nov. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Audi Business Trip, an event
organized by LIDE – Grupo de Lideres Empresariais (Group of Business Leaders)
from November 14th to 20th in Berlin and Munich, has held fruitful gatherings
to bring about closer relations between Brazil and Germany. The high point of
the event, which was endowed with master sponsorship by Audi, was the meeting
between Brazilian executives and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Chancellor Merkel asked the businessmen for investments in Portugal and Spain,
to provide assistance in Europe's economic crisis. "We want to work with
Germany and continue relations with Portugal and Spain," responded Brazilian
Vice President Michel Temer, pointing out that there are more than 1,200
German companies doing business in Brazil, and that reciprocal trade and
investments are increasing.

Temer joined the committee led by Luiz Fernando Furlan, Brazil's former
Minister of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade, and President of LIDE
INTERNACIONAL; which is made up of Joao Doria Jr., world President of LIDE;
Leandro Radomile, President of Audi; Marcelo Lyra, Vice President of Braskem;
Jackson Schneider, President of Embraer; Mario Anseloni, President of Itautec;
and Jose Seripieri Jr, President of Qualicorp. The group also met with German
President, Joachim Gauck, and the President of Parliament, Norbert Lammert.

As the owner of the cleanest energy grid in the industrialized world, Brazil
was praised by the Chancellor during the encounter. Today, only 20% of German
energy is renewable, from wind-power sources and solar panels.

As part of the Audi Business Trip, the 25 Brazilian CEOs also took part in a
luncheon with German businessmen at the headquarters of BDI, the German
Confederation of Industry, in Berlin. On this occasion, the tax burden, as
well as bureaucracy involved in moving forward with infrastructure projects,
were on the agenda for discussion. "Brazil, in addition to being a country
where the world's companies want to be and have to be, continues to keep its
doors open for investment by partners, particularly those who are in search of
solutions," noted Vice President Temer.

During the event, the group also visited the headquarters of Audi in
Ingolstadt, one of the most modern automotive centers in the world, and the
company's largest production facility, manufacturing 650,000 vehicles annually
such as the Audi A3, Audi A4, Audi A5 and Audi Q5.

Media Contact: Rose Rocha – CDN Comunicacao Corporativa Phone: 55 11 3643-2952
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