Company statement

FOLLOWING RECENT news reports and Robert Murat’s association with Portuguesehomes, the company released the following statement:

“Mr Robert Murat does not work for Portuguesehomes, nor is he associated with the company in any way.

“Mr Murat joined the sales division at Portuguesehomes at the end of 2005 and was with the company for a three month trial period. He left the company at the end of 2005 and has had neither contact nor involvement with Portuguesehomes since this time.”