In reference to the press release regarding the lack of NIC’s involvement with the interest of certain parties to purchase a stake in Zain company, and the news article published in Al-Qabas newspaper on 06-05-2013, we would like to inform you that we are unaware of the source and content of this news article, and would like to confirm what was implicitly mentioned in the context of this article, stating that NIC had no connection to this deal and is not concerned with any role in its arrangement; while emphasizing that any press releases related to NIC should be announced by a person authorized by NIC, which has not taken place in this case.