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Ribéry: The facts

Board of directors’ response to incorrect report

In the Wednesday edition of Sport BILD magazine dated 17 June 2009, the cover story and a report on pages 10-11 claim that the FC Bayern Munich AG supervisory board has resolved that Bayern Munich player Franck Ribéry would be permitted to leave the club for an appropriate transfer fee, and would not be obliged to remain at the club in this eventuality. This report is untrue and incorrect.

In response, the FC Bayern Munich AG board of directors has issued a statement setting out the facts:

1. There has not been any resolution made by the FC Bayern Munich AG supervisory board relating in any way to the subject of selling the club’s player Franck Ribéry.

2. The procedural rules governing the transfer (sale) of a player by the FC Bayern Munich AG board of directors do not require the prior approval of the supervisory board.

3. The FC Bayern Munich AG board of directors has unanimously resolved not to offer the player Franck Ribéry for sale.

We would request media representatives to note the contents of this statement and desist from publishing further inaccurate reports on this subject.