Noting the passing of Simon Marais

27 February 2015:

Speaking on behalf of Fairfax Media, the Chairman Mr Roger Corbett today said:

"It is with great sadness that we learnt overnight of the passing of Simon Marais.

"Above all,  Simon was unfailingly courteous and thoughtful in all his dealings with others.

"Simon's profound intellect and perceptiveness made him one of the great talents of the contemporary investment industry. He will be forever remembered for the immense contribution he has made.

"As the Chief Executive of Allan Gray, Simon was a great supporter of Fairfax Media during a demanding period in the company's history. We highly valued his advice and his always direct and honest feedback.

"Our thoughts are with Simon's family, his colleagues and his many close friends."