May 8, 2018 / 9:40 AM / 6 months ago

Elliott backing request to appoint special auditor: Uniper CEO

FILE PHOTO: A logo of German energy utility company Uniper SE is pictured in the company's headquarter in Duesseldorf, Germany, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen/File Photo

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Uniper (UN01.DE) said a motion to appoint a special auditor at this year’s annual general meeting to identify possible breaches of duty and violations of the law by the group’s management is backed by shareholder Elliott.

A Germany-based spokesman for Elliott, which in December disclosed a 7.38-percent stake in Uniper, had no immediate comment.

Reporting by Christoph Steitz and Tom Kaeckenhoff; Editing by Maria Sheahan

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