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Thursday, February 14, 2002

U.S. TRUSTEE GRANTS REQUEST OF TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR APPOINTMENT OF OFFICIAL COMMITTEE OF FORMER EMPLOYEES IN ENRON BANKRUPTCY CASE

Statement from Jeff Boyd, Deputy Attorney General for Litigation (Mr. Boyd heads the Enron Task Force of the Texas Attorney General's Office):

"We are pleased that U.S. Trustee Carolyn Schwartz granted the Texas Attorney General's request to appoint an official committee of former Enron employees in the companies' bankruptcy case. We made the request because we were concerned whether the existing creditors' committee could adequately represent the interests of Enron employees. On behalf of these affected employees, we appreciate the serious and careful consideration that Ms. Schwartz devoted to our request. Her decision is a major victory for Enron employees, many of whom lost their life savings when Enron and its affiliates sought bankruptcy protection. This decision grants these hardworking employees a resounding voice in the bankruptcy proceedings."

Note: To view a copy of the Feb. 14, 2002 letter from U.S. Trustee Carolyn Schwartz, please click here.

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