Shareholders reject a compensation package for Franco-Italian carmaker Stellantis' CEO amid outcry only days before French presidential vote that has focused on cost of living.
Stellantis, Peugeot's parent company, said the auto giant was under investigation "on allegations of consumer fraud in connection with the sale of Euro 5 diesel vehicles in France between 2009 and 2015".
Fiat Chrysler and Peugeot SA say investors have given their blessing to a mega-merger to create the world's fourth-largest automaker, and shares in the new company, named Stellantis, would start trading in two weeks.
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