March 15, 2017 / 10:59 AM / 8 months ago

E.ON wants to grow on its own - CEO

ESSEN, Germany (Reuters) - E.ON (EONGn.DE) has clear ambitions to grow on its own, Chief Executive Johannes Teyssen told journalists on Wednesday, adding the group’s current set-up best reflected the needs of energy clients.

E.ON Chief Executive Officer Johannes Teyssen during annual news conference in Essen, Germany, March 15, 2017. REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

“We never had or looked for an anchor shareholder,” Teyssen told journalists at the group’s annual press conference, adding he would not comment further on M&A speculation that has entered the utility sector.

Reporting by Christoph Steitz and Vera Eckert; Editing by Maria Sheahan

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