Press Release

Still exclusive partner: Volkswagen Financial Services increase their sponsorship of Eintracht Braunschweig

Volkswagen Financial Services (VW FS) will remain the exclusive partner of Eintracht Braunschweig over the next two seasons and will increase their sponsorship of the club in the wake of its promotion to the 2nd Bundesliga, the second division of professional football in Germany. This means that the partnership, which has existed now for more than 20 years, will also continue in future.

Volkswagen Financial Services and Eintracht Braunschweig will be placing a special focus on sustainability and forward-looking action in their partnership. As a visible sign of this priority, electric vehicles such as the Volkswagen ID.3 and ID.4 will once again be handed over for use in Eintracht's fleet. The partner here is Volkswagen Financial Services | Rent-a-Car, a brand of the rental specialist and VW FS subsidiary EURO-Leasing. In the future, Volkswagen AG's financial and mobility services provider will be particularly advertising and promoting the merits of its new financing offers for bicycles and its popular VW FS car subscription service in the sphere of the club's footballers on and off the field.

"Volkswagen Financial Services are our most important partner alongside our main sponsor, so we are particularly pleased about this contract extension. A continued aspect of the partnership will be a fleet of vehicles designed for electric mobility, which helps us enormously. With the two-year extension, VW FS is clearly committing to us and our path," stressed Wolfram Benz, Chairman of the Management Board of Eintracht Braunschweig GmbH & Co. KGaA.

Dr. Michael Reinhart, Chairman of the Management Board of Volkswagen Bank confirmed: "As an important employer in Braunschweig, we are proud to continue being a partner. Professional sport makes a significant contribution to the city's attractiveness. Many of our employees have been Eintracht fans with heart and soul for years. In the time ahead, we want to work with the club to highlight our transformation from vehicle financing company to mobility provider – with offerings for bicycle financing, with new types of leasing products, or with our attractive car subscription."

New to the portfolio of Volkswagen Financial Services are financing and leasing options for e-bikes. At the beginning of October, the exclusive partner of the Lions (as the football team is nicknamed) will be raffling off an e-bike among all the stadium visitors to Eintracht's home match against FC St. Pauli as part of a "Sponsor of the day" event.

About the partnership with Volkswagen Financial Services

Volkswagen Financial Services have been actively involved with Eintracht as a dependable partner for more than 20 years. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Volkswagen AG and is responsible for coordinating the Volkswagen Group's global financial services and mobility activities. It is also a partner of Eintracht's youth academy at the Sportpark Kennel training ground.

Contacs for press inquiries:

Eintracht Braunschweig GmbH & Co.KGaA

Denise Schäfer
Head of Media and Communications/Press Officer
Tel.: +49 (0)531 / 2323045
Mobile: +49 (0)151 / 18232345
E-mail: denise.schaefer@eintracht.com

Volkswagen Financial Services AG
Stefan Voges
Corporate Communications
Head of External Communications/Press Officer
Tel.: +49 (0)531 / 212-2621
Mobile: +49 (0)171 / 5096741
E-mail: stefan.voges@vwfs.com