Official Disclaimer on Fake SEC Website and Fictitious Recruitment Exercise

The attention of the Securities and Exchange Commission (“the Commission”) has been drawn to several websites and blogs purportedly affiliated to the Commission which are said to be advertising on-going “recruitment exercise” by the Commission.

The Commission wishes to inform the general public that the referenced websites and blogs are fake and that no such recruitment exercise is being carried out. For the avoidance of doubt, the Commission has not advertised any vacancies and is not currently recruiting.

The general public is therefore strongly advised to disregard the said websites and blogs and the messages being disseminated therein.