Regarding the information on Secuoya being included in the debtor list for the breach of several tax obligations, the GRUPO DE COMUNICACIÓN SECUOYA makes the following statement with the purpose of clarifying the reason for said publication and recording that there has never been a breach of its tax obligation.
First. Section 95 bis of the General Tax Act governing the publicity of relevant breaches of tax obligations establishes the following::
1. The Tax Authorities will agree on the regular publication of lists containing all the debtors of the Treasury Department of the Treasury for tax debts or penalties when the following circumstances concur:
a) The total amount of the outstanding tax debts and penalties exceed the amount of 1,000,000 Euros;
b) Said tax debts or penalties have not been paid during the term for voluntary payment.
For the purposes of the provisions of this section, deferred or suspended tax debts and penalties shall not be included. A joint deferral application was submitted for said debts on 20-04-2015, which corresponded to self-assessment returns submitted within the voluntary term and, therefore, have never been in a situation of breach during their processing. The entire processing has been carried out according to the legally established procedures.
Second. The concession of the deferral, without guarantees, was agreed on the 3rd of August 2015. The deferral agreement that was conceded has the following secure verification code HULBKNGN3Y8YBUZZ. The concession agreement itself states that exceptional circumstances concur for the deferral to be conceded without guarantees. Even though the agreement is dated 3rd August 2015, it is evident that the processing and the study of the application were carried out before said date and that, as at 31st July, the application had already been studied.
Third. Secuoya has been scrupulously complying with all the terms of the concession agreement and making timely payments, as well as ensuring that it is up-to-date with the rest of its tax obligations. Therefore, it cannot be regarded as a company with a relevant breach of its tax obligations (See the Secuoya Certificate dated 23rd December 2015 stating it is up-to-date with its obligations).
Throughout its trajectory, Secuoya and all the companies that form the Group have scrupulously complied with all the tax obligations. Evidence of this is that:
(I) Secuoya has always been able to provide positive certificates to participate in tenders with the Public Administration.
(II) The deferral mentioned above was conceded without any further guarantee, since the exceptional circumstances as mentioned in the deferral document concurred.