APOLOGIES OFFERED TO GUY LALIBERTÉ

MONTREAL, May 5 /CNW Telbec/ - Ian Halperin and Transit Éditeur inc. publicly apologize to Guy Laliberté, to his former spouse, to their children as well to Cirque du Soleil and its employees following the spring 2009 publication of Ian Halperin's book entitled Guy Laliberté: The Fabulous Story of the Creator of Cirque du Soleil.

Mr. Halperin said:

    "I am and have always been a great admirer of Guy Laliberté. I wanted to write a book that would reflect my admiration for this exceptional man, whom I personally consider a hero. I sincerely regret that parts of my book could have hurt or caused any harm to Guy Laliberté, his former spouse and her family as well as to Cirque du Soleil and its employees. I would like to express my sincere apologies to Mr. Laliberté, his former spouse and her family as well as to Cirque du Soleil and its employees if they have been hurt or caused any harm whatsoever as a result of the publication of my book."

Mr. Pierre Turgeon, President of Transit Éditeur inc., said:

    "Transit would also like to express its sincere apologies to Mr. Laliberté, his former spouse and her family as well as to Cirque du Soleil and its employees if the publication of the book or the publicity surrounding it could have hurt or caused any harm whatsoever. Transit's intention was to publish a book that would pay a tribute to an exceptional man who is greatly admired by many Quebecers."

The apologies made by Mr. Halperin and Transit Éditeur inc. are part of the terms and conditions of an out-of-court settlement of the court proceedings initiated following the publication of Mr. Halperin's book.

Mr. Laliberté indicated that he accepts the apologies that are being presented and wishes to make no further comment in order to protect his privacy as well as that of his family.

 

SOURCE Transit Editeur Inc.

For further information:

Sarah Bigourdan
Transit Éditeur inc.
279, Sherbrooke W. Street, suite 305, Montreal, QC, H2X 1Y2
(514) 273-0123

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