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Peter Loescher of Siemens AG Receives McCloy Award From the American Council on Germany

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Peter Loescher of Siemens AG Receives McCloy Award From the American Council on Germany13:39 EDT Wednesday, June 15, 2011NEW YORK, June 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Council on Germany (ACG) presented the 2011 John J. McCloy Awards to Peter Loescher, President and Chief Executive Officer of Siemens AG, and Ellen Kullman, Chair of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of DuPont, on June 14, 2011, at the Grand Hyatt at Grand Central in New York City for their and their companies' work to enhance transatlantic ties. Ambassador Robert M. Kimmitt, Chairman of the American Council on Germany, Independent Chairman of the Deloitte Center for Cross-Border Investment, and Senior International Counsel at Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, as well as former Ambassador to Germany, hosted the evening and presented the McCloy Awards to Mrs. Kullman and Mr. Loescher at the Council's annual dinner. (Logo: )In addition, Henry A. Kissinger, former Secretary of State and an ACG Board Member, received the McCloy Lifetime Achievement Award for his work to promote a closer transatlantic partnership. The award was presented by ACG Honorary Vice Chairman Paul A. Volcker, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. Klaus Scharioth, Ambassador of Germany to the United States, delivered remarks at the dinner as well as a message from Chancellor Angela Merkel. Others in attendance included Peter Wittig, Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations; Horst Freitag, Consul General of Germany in New York; W. Michael Blumenthal, former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury; and ACG Board Member John J. McCloy II. The award is named after John J. McCloy, the former U.S. High Commissioner for Germany and the founding Chairman of the ACG. Mr. McCloy also served as an advisor to every U.S. president from Franklin Roosevelt to Ronald Reagan.The American Council on Germany, founded in 1952, is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization that promotes dialogue among leaders from business, government and the media in the United States and Europe. The ACG is the oldest and most prestigious of the nonprofit organizations that strengthen understanding and coordinate policy initiatives on key issues in the transatlantic relationship. Among its early leaders were, in addition to Mr. McCloy, Ellen McCloy, General Lucius D. Clay, Christopher Emmet, Joseph Kaskell, George N. Shuster and Eric M. Warburg. SOURCE Siemens CorporationFor further information: Marc Langendorf, Siemens Corporation, Mobile: +1-202-412-2607