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VW replaces head of struggling US division

Dec. 12, 2013 @ 11:50 PM

FRANKFURT, Germany — Automaker Volkswagen said Thursday it was replacing the head of its U.S. division.

The company said Jonathan Browning, 54, was leaving his job as president and CEO of Volkswagen Group of America "for personal reasons and returning to the U.K."

His replacement is Michael Horn, 51, the company's global head of after-sales service, repair and components. Horn was formerly head of sales for Europe.

Through November, U.S. sales for the Volkswagen brand have fallen more than 5 percent to just under 374,000, while the overall market has grown more than 8 percent.

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