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Company Response

12 Jan 2009

Erinys International

Response to Observer article of 11th January 2009

...the Observer notes that an English law firm, Leigh Day & Co, ‘is suing’ Erinys (UK) Ltd in respect of an incident that took place in Iraq in October 2007...The incident happened...when employees of Erinys Iraq Ltd (a company in which Erinys International Ltd holds a minority interest) were stopping traffic on the road between Kirkuk and Sulaymaniyah...The taxi in which Leigh Day & Co’s clients were travelling unaccountably ignored the queue of stationary vehicles...three rounds were fired, but the bullets ricocheted off the road and impacted the taxi windscreen, with two of the bullets entering the taxi...Erinys Iraq Ltd sincerely regrets the injuries to the passengers of the taxi, but it is clear from a review of the facts that all injury would have been avoided had the taxi driver...observed normal practice in Iraq at that time.