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Statement from Woolworths Chairman Ralph Waters

Distributed on behalf of Woolworths Limited

19 February 2014

Statement from Chairman Ralph Waters

I completely reject Mr Jones' allegations and find his insinuations highly offensive.

My contribution to business in New Zealand speaks for itself.

For the last 13 years I have worked at a senior level with companies such as Fletcher Building, Fisher and Paykel Appliances, Fonterra and Westpac New Zealand.

I am extremely disappointed in Mr Jones' behaviour. Attacking an individual and business through the Parliament is no way for any politician to deal with an issue of concern or engage with the business sector.

ENDS

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