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Response to the National Council on Foundation's Review of the J. Paul Getty Trust's Management Practices

January 31, 2006

LOS ANGELES—The J. Paul Getty Trust issued the following statement in response to questions regarding a review of management practices being conduced by the National Council on Foundations:

"We take the review by the National Council of Foundations of management practices at the J. Paul Getty Trust seriously, and we have been cooperating with the Council as they conduct their review. As we indicated in a letter to the Council in December, we plan to present the balance of information they have requested shortly. Our letter to the Foundation made it very clear that our priority was first to provide information requested by the Attorney General of the State of California for his review, and that we would provide information to the Council responding to similar issues "soon thereafter." We told the Council's CEO about this timetable in a conversation with him.  Clearly, we are not pleased that the Council on Foundations elected to put the Getty on 60 days probation, and we look forward to resolving this matter with the Council soon."

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Ron Hartwig
Getty Communications Department

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