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Nissan Motor, il Presidente Carlos Ghosn accusato di evasione fiscale

Carlos Ghosn

I pubblici ministeri di Tokyo avrebbero arrestato il presidente di Nissan Motor, Carlos Ghosn, con l’accusa di evasione fiscale. Lo scrivono i media giapponesi, riferisce l’adnkronos, citando fonti investigative.

Philippe Lagayette, Lead Indipendent Director di Renault (portavoce degli Amministratori Indipendenti), insieme ai Presidenti dei Comitati del Consiglio di Amministrazione, Marie-Annick Darmaillac e Patrick Thomas, precisa in una nota che, in attesa di precise informazioni provenienti da Carlos Ghosn, Presidente-Direttore Generale dell’azienda, gli Amministratori consultati si dichiarano determinati a difendere gli interessi del Gruppo Renault nell’ambito dell’Alleanza. Il Consiglio di Amministrazione si riunirà al più presto.

qui di seguito il comunicato stampa emesso da Nissan in merito alla vicenda:

YOKOHAMA, Japan – Based on a whistleblower report, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (Nissan) has been conducting an internal investigation over the past several months regarding misconduct involving the company’s Representative Director and Chairman Carlos Ghosn and Representative Director Greg Kelly.

The investigation showed that over many years both Ghosn and Kelly have been reporting compensation amounts in the Tokyo Stock Exchange securities report that were less than the actual amount, in order to reduce the disclosed amount of Carlos Ghosn’s compensation.

Also, in regards to Ghosn, numerous other significant acts of misconduct have been uncovered, such as personal use of company assets, and Kelly’s deep involvement has also been confirmed.

Nissan has been providing information to the Japanese Public Prosecutors Office and has been fully cooperating with their investigation. We will continue to do so.

As the misconduct uncovered through our internal investigation constitutes clear violations of the duty of care as directors, Nissan’s Chief Executive Officer Hiroto Saikawa will propose to the Nissan Board of Directors to promptly remove Ghosn from his positions as Chairman and Representative Director. Saikawa will also propose the removal of Greg Kelly from his position as Representative Director.

Nissan deeply apologizes for causing great concern to our shareholders and stakeholders. We will continue our work to identify our governance and compliance issues, and to take appropriate measures.