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Statement On Indictment Of UBS Executive
UBS confirmed today that Raoul Weil, Chairman and CEO of UBS Global Wealth Management and Business Banking and a member of the Group Executive Board, has been indicted by a Federal grand jury sitting in the Southern District of Florida in connection with the ongoing investigation of UBS's US cross-border business by the United States Department of Justice. Raoul Weil was previously head of UBS Wealth Management International from 2002 to 2007.
Mr. Weil has determined that, in the interest of the firm and its clients, and in order to defend himself, he will relinquish his duties at this time pending the resolution of this matter. On an interim basis, Marten Hoekstra, currently Deputy CEO of Global Wealth Management & Business Banking and Head of Wealth Management US, will assume Mr. Weil's duties.
As announced on July 17, 2008, UBS will cease providing cross-border private banking services to US-domiciled clients through its non-US regulated units. UBS is fully committed to continuing its efforts to cooperate with the investigation of its US cross-border business and to working in a responsible manner with all relevant authorities towards a satisfactory resolution of this matter.