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BackFeb 21, 2020
Type Reply to Query
Reply to Bursa Malaysia's Query Letter - Reference ID IQL-21022020-00002
Subject Articles entitled : (1) "AirAsia, AirAsia X minorities should call for EGMs"; and (2) "Directors gave nod to Fernandes".
Description

AIRASIA X BERHAD ("AAX" OR THE "COMPANY")

Clarification in relation to the articles appearing in (1) Focus Malaysia website on Thursday, 20 February 2020, ENTITLED "AirAsia, AirAsia X minorities should call for EGMs"; and (2) page 1 of StarBiz on Wednesday, 19 February 2020, ENTITLED "Directors gave nod to Fernandes"

Query Letter Contents

We refer to the above articles appearing in Focus Malaysia website on Thursday, 20 February 2020 and pg 1 of StarBiz on Wednesday, 19 February 2020, a copy of each is enclosed for your reference.

In accordance with Bursa Securities' Corporate Disclosure Policy, kindly furnish Bursa Securities with an announcement for public release confirming or denying the above reported articles after due and diligent enquiry with all the directors, major sharesholders and all such other person reasonably familiar with the matters about which the disclosure is to made in this respect. In the event you deny any part of the articles, you are required to set forth facts sufficient to support the same.

 

Please furnish Bursa Securities with your reply via Bursa Link immediately.

 

Yours faithfully,

 


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c.c. : Market Surveillance Dept., Securities Commission (via fax)

The Board of Directors of AAX would like to clarify on the reported articles appearing in (1) Focus Malaysia website on Thursday, 20 February 2020, ENTITLED “AirAsia, AirAsia X minorities should call for EGMs”; and (2) page 1 of StarBiz on Wednesday, 19 February 2020, ENTITLED “Directors gave nod to Fernandes”.

 

As announced by the Company on 11 February 2020, the Non-Executive Board Committee of the Company has appointed BDO Governance Advisory Sdn Bhd as an independent expert to assist the Company in undertaking a review of the allegations concerning the Company and the review is on-going. In addition, the relevant Malaysian authorities are also conducting their respective investigations. In this respect, the Company is not in a position to comment on the articles at this juncture.

The Company wishes to inform all stakeholders that it has taken all necessary steps and complied with all corporate governance requirements to address the issue at hand.

 

Notwithstanding, the Company is concerned that the said reported articles have been published without proper context and in reliance of unnamed and undisclosed sources and as such, there may be inaccuracies in such articles. The Company is also concerned that any unsubstantiated reports or articles are premature and may be prejudicial to the interest of the Company, the on-going independent review and the investigations undertaken by the Malaysian authorities.

 

At this juncture, the Company reserves all comments and shall make the necessary announcement(s) as appropriate when there are further developments to this matter.

 

This announcement is dated 21 February 2020.





Announcement Info

Company Name AIRASIA X BERHAD
Stock Name AAX
Date Announced 21 Feb 2020
Category General Announcement for PLC
Reference Number GA1-21022020-00075
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