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New committee approved

Hoeneß handed second term as president

Uli Hoeneß will serve a second term as FC Bayern president after receiving the backing of 97 percent of the members present at Thursday evening’s Annual General Meeting. The former player and general manager, up for re-election after assuming the club's highest office in 2009, will continue to chair the FC Bayern Munich AG Supervisory Board, and also now has two new vice-presidents on the executive committee in Karl Hopfner and Rudolf Schels.

In the committee election, only 69 of the 2,591 members present voted against the new committee, with six abstentions. Previously, the meeting voted unanimously to release the previous committee, comprising Hoeneß and vice-presidents Dr Fritz Sharer and Bernd Rauch, a formality meaning the membership approves the committee’s actions. With Scherer and Rauch not standing for re-election, the new senior vice-president is Hopfner, who is stepping down as FC Bayern Munich AG deputy chairman at the end of the year and moving to a voluntary function at the club after 30 years on the full-time staff. He will join Hoeneß on the Supervisory Board. The second vice-president will be 63-year-old entrepreneur Schels, who joined the Bayern Advisory Board in 2009.