Malta, December 2019: Articles have appeared in the international and domestic media about International Investment Group LLC., New York (IIG NY), mentioning IIG Bank (Malta) Ltd (IIG Bank), by association, as an affiliate of the Group. Amongst other sanctions imposed on IIG NY, the articles report about the restraining order, which is equivalent to a permanent revocation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of IIG NY's Investment Advisor license. It is opportune to clarify that IIG Bank is not, and was never owned by IIG Group, New York but by the investors of the fund, IIG Trade Opportunities Fund, Curacao N.V. IIG Bank has never been the subject of any investigation by any regulatory authority. IIG Bank continues to operate without any hindrances under its banking license. The findings reported by the SEC relate to the investment advisor owned by partners, Messrs Silver and Hu, who resigned from the Board and Committees of IIG Bank on the 10th October 2019. Therefore since the partners and the investment advisor do not have any capacity to influence or act as controllers of the Bank, IIG Bank disassociates itself from the IIG Group.