Wiedeking was reportedly standing in the way of a deal between Porsche and Volkswagen, making his departure a something of a necessary evil. Porsche's labor reps didn't feel Wiedeking's dismissal was worth 140 million euros, so the company instead offered 50 million euros ($73 million). That's still an awful lot of money – especialy for a company that celebrates when it his 100,000 vehicles per year, and Wiedeking apparently agrees. The now ousted CEO claims that he'll give half the money to charity; a move that will likely win him a few new friends.
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