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Burt Hill Chairman responds...

On Friday 29 May, World Architecture News published an article about the reported resignation of two of Burt Hill's top men at Burt Hill Dubai. The article contained source information suggesting that Haydar Hassan and Tomas Gulisek may have not resigned but rather were fired. We received the following response from Harry Gordon, Burt Hill Chairman and Chief Operating Officer and Managing Director of Burt Hill Middle East and North Africa:

“World Architecture News recently published a factually inaccurate article concerning Burt Hill operations in the UAE and its management.

Haydar Hassan and Tomas Gulisek both resigned of their own volition. They were not requested to do so by the firm. Burt Hill has absolutely no knowledge of any criminal investigation, nor has it been advised by any Authority or Court of any gag order or that any personal bank accounts were blocked.

To the extent the article suggests the Burt Hill is struggling more than any other company operating in the global market, the article is also inaccurate. Global recession is not the best of times for any company, but Burt Hill has taken every step necessary to secure the future of the firm and to serve its clients. It will continue to do so in all of its markets, including the Middle East and North Africa.

As a reflection of Burt Hill’s commitment to our clients within the region and the continuing growth of our offices in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the Burt Hill Board of Directors requested that I assume the position of Managing Director for the Middle East and North Africa. Our Middle East offices and their role in our global enterprise are very important to Burt Hill. I look forward to working with the Burt Hill regional management team here in the UAE to maintain our focus on major projects and deliver the highest quality of technical performance provided by our dedicated staff across our Dubai and Abu Dhabi offices”.

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