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News Release

For Immediate Release
January 22, 2009

Associate Attorney General M. Kristin Spath
Chief of Staff
(603) 271-4900

Audit of the Diocese of Manchester

Attorney General Kelly A. Ayotte announces a press conference will be held on Monday, January 26, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. to release the results of the fourth and final annual audit of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Manchester conducted for the State of New Hampshire by KPMG. The audit was conducted as part of the State's December 2002 agreement with the Diocese, relating to Diocese's handling of allegations of sexual misconduct of children by priests. The terms of the agreement included an annual audit of the Diocese regarding its compliance with the terms of the agreement and Diocesan policies.

The press conference will be held in Room 302 at the New Hampshire Attorney General's Office. Copies of the audit report will be available to interested members of the public following the press conference. The State does not intend to release any additional information about the results of the audit until the press conference.

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