It is important to Bank Julius Baer to emphasise the following: based on preliminary information by Handelszeitung, which was sent to the media on 14 October 2015, wrong reports about Bank Julius Baer in connection with FIFA have been published in several media today.

Zurich, 15 October 2015 – This preliminary information, which contains wrong statements, was partially corrected by Handelszeitung for today’s print edition. However, the newspaper did not send the corrected version to the media, which has resulted in today’s wrong reports in several newspapers.

Bank Julius Baer will take all available means to defend its interests against the damaging statements that are without any foundation. In particular, the Bank will take legal action against Handelszeitung and the author, Lukas Hässig. A short while ago, the author has already published wrong statements without any foundation on the same topic.