Statement Vitesse

Recent publications in the media regarding the threats to the CEO of Vitesse, Joost de Wit, and subsequently the ban for Merab Jordania, Vitesse states the following.

Alexander Chigirinksiy, majority shareholder Vitesse: “In August 2010 Merab Jordania and I jointly stepped into Vitesse. In that deal I was the majority shareholder. Merab did a lot of good work for the club but mistakes were made along the way. After evaluating these mistakes we jointly decided the he would step down and his shares would be transferred. His recent threats are unacceptable and therefore his access to GelreDome and the training facilities at Papendal has been rescinded. The ban is unfortunate but inevitable. The club board always makes decisions in the best interest of Vitesse and they have my full support as they continue their important work focusing on academy, scouting and innovation, and our longer term objectives of success for Vitesse.