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Ackermann Rejects Blame For "tragic" Wauthier Suicide

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September 12, 2013 AT 12:02 PM
In his first public comments since resigning from Zurich Insurance after being named in the suicide note of its finance chief, Josef Ackermann said it was unfair to blame him for what he called a surprise tragedy. Speaking to reporters in Berlin at the presentation of a biography that depicts him as a hard-driving perfectionist, the former Deutsche Bank CEO described the death of Pierre Wauthier as a "very tragic event".