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ThyssenKrupp chairman admits to mistakes but won't quit

Gerhard Cromme, chairman of the supervisory board of German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp AG, addresses the company's annual shareholders meeting in Bochum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Gerhard Cromme, chairman of the supervisory board of German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp AG, addresses the company's annual shareholders meeting in Bochum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

Gerhard Cromme, chairman of the supervisory board of German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp AG, addresses the company's annual shareholders meeting in Bochum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Ina Fassbender
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Gerhard Cromme (R), chairman of the supervisory board of German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp AG, and CEO Heinrich Hiesinger speak before the company's annual shareholders meeting in Bochum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Gerhard Cromme (R), chairman of the supervisory board of German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp AG, and CEO Heinrich Hiesinger speak before the company's annual shareholders meeting in Bochum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

Gerhard Cromme (R), chairman of the supervisory board of German steelmaker ThyssenKrupp AG, and CEO Heinrich Hiesinger speak before the company's annual shareholders meeting in Bochum January 18, 2013. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay
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