Chairman's letter of condolence sent to American Ambassador

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Sir David Lees, Chairman of Tate & Lyle PLC sent the following letter to His Excellency Mr. William S. Farish, the American Ambassador in the UK, on 18 September, 2001:

'I am writing on behalf of the Board of Directors and employees of Tate & Lyle to express our deepest sympathy to all those Americans whose lives have been so tragically impacted by the barbaric terrorist acts that took place last week in New York, Washington and Pittsburgh.

'Tate & Lyle has had business connections in the USA for many years and we number some 4,000 Americans among our employees. I doubt if there are any of our 17,500 employees, wherever in the world they may be working, who were not horrified by the events of last week and I am as confident as I can be that they would wish to be associated with the condolences expressed in this letter.'

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