Continental AG mourns the passing of Robert Enke of Hannover 96

11/11/2009 An extremely popular goalkeeper who played for the national team and was a real role model in the Hanover region

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Hanover, November 2009: Yesterday evening football fans were hit by shocking news: The tragic death of Germany's goalkeeper Robert Enke has affected not only his fans and the entire world of German football but has also left the partners of his team, Hannover 96, reeling. "At Continental, we are shocked on all levels - as people, as football fans, and as elite sport partners.  We are reflecting deeply on this very sad news and our thoughts are with the family, friends, and team mates of this exceptional sportsman who was an absolute idol and role model in the Hanover region" says Timo Röbbel, responsible for sport sponsoring in Germany within Continental's Passenger and Light Truck Tires Spares Division.

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Since 1995, Continental AG has acted as an official sponsor of professional football, supporting the Champions League (1995 – 2000), FIFA World Cup 2006 (2003 – 2006), and UEFA EURO 2008 (2006 – 2008). Since 2003, Continental has been a partner of Hannover 96, and, since 2008, this leading tire manufacturer has been an official sponsor of FIFA World 2010.

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Alexander Lührs
Head of Public Relations
Car Tyre Division
Continental AG l Rubber Group
Continental Reifen Deutschland GmbH
Büttnerstraße 25 
30165 Hanover, Germany
Phone: +49 511 938-2615
Fax: +49 511 938-2455
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