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Volkswagen faces investor questions at annual meeting

  • Volkswagen CEO, Matthias Mueller,  attends the annual shareholder meeting in Hannover, Germany, Wednesday June 22, 2016. (Peter Steffen/dpa via AP)

    Volkswagen CEO, Matthias Mueller, attends the annual shareholder meeting in Hannover, Germany, Wednesday June 22, 2016. (Peter Steffen/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • Hans Dieter Poetsch, head of the supervisory board  of Volkswagen AG, is seen ob video screens as he  speaks at Volkswagen AG's shareholder meeting in Hannover, Germany, Wednesday  June 22, 2016. (Nigel Treblin/dpa via AP)

    Hans Dieter Poetsch, head of the supervisory board of Volkswagen AG, is seen ob video screens as he speaks at Volkswagen AG's shareholder meeting in Hannover, Germany, Wednesday June 22, 2016. (Nigel Treblin/dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • A shareholder walks next to a car prior to Volkswagen AG's  annual general meeting in Hannover, Germany, Wednesday June 22, 2016.  ( Nigel Treblin//dpa via AP)

    A shareholder walks next to a car prior to Volkswagen AG's annual general meeting in Hannover, Germany, Wednesday June 22, 2016. ( Nigel Treblin//dpa via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Volkswagen executives face questions from minority investors over the company's scandal involving cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests.

Volkswagen's board of directors has proposed that the assembled shareholders in Hannover, Germany, vote to approve the work of the management team. That's a formality, but sometimes presents a chance for disgruntled shareholders to voice their displeasure.

Porsche SE, the holding company that controls a majority of voting rights, has said it will back the proposal.

Board Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch told shareholders Wednesday that approving management's work does not mean there will be no consequences or damage claims for any executives found responsible for the rigged cars. The scandal became known on Sept. 18, 2015, when the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a notice of violation.