7 November 2013


We are aware that an article written by Mr John Rakic of Trafalgar Group of , Companies, in relation to vermiculite based fire products, is being circulated throughout the industry.

The article makes various allegations in relation to the use of vermiculite products in hospitals. LAF Group disagrees strongly with the allegations contained in that article and believes that they are unsubstantiated and not based on scientific evidence.

We attach for your information a report prepared by Dr Peter Haberecht, the Principal Research Materials Engineer at Materials and Environments (MATENV) Pty Limited, responding to the article.

Should you have any questions or concerns arising from the article or Dr , Haberecht's report, please do not hesitate to contact us on the numbers listed below.

Yours sincerely,

LAF Group of companies

Comm. Lorenzo Fazzini

Managing Director