MONTREAL, Feb. 10, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Responding to allegations
published by the media accusing SNC-Lavalin's former senior executive,
Riadh Ben Aissa of providing assistance to Belhassen Trabelsi, the
brother-in-law of the former president of Tunisia, Zine el-Abidine Ben
Ali, Mr. Riadh Ben Aissa is correcting the record.
In fact, Mr. Ben Aissa has never spoken to, or met Mr. Trabelsi; he does
not know Mr. Trabelsi. Moreover, at no time did Mr. Ben Aissa ever
speak of Mr. Ben Ali and the latter's family's fate or their holdings
to the SNC-Lavalin employee, Kebir Ratnani. Therefore, it should go
without saying that Mr. Ben Aissa could not have aided Mr. Trabelsi,
directly or indirectly, at any time.
Furthermore, it is important to re-iterate that Mr. Ben Aissa was not
fired by SNC-Lavalin; the company's directors accepted in writing Mr.
Ben Aissa's resignation, who was until his resignation an Executive
Vice President and a member of the Office of the President.
Mr. Ben Aissa deplores any baseless allegations that aim only to
associate his name with that of a person's whose reputation is tainted.
SOURCE Riadh Ben Aissa
For further information: