WEST, TEXAS, April 23, 2013 – Daniel Keeney, spokesperson for West Fertilizer Co. today issued the following statement in response to questions related to lawsuits related to last week's tragic fire and explosion:

"We decline to comment on any pending litigation. Our focus remains on the fact finding. We continue to do everything we can to understand what happened to ensure nothing like this ever happens again in any community. To that end, the owners and staff of West Fertilizer Co. are working closely with investigating agencies. We have encouraged all employees to assist in the fact finding to whatever degree possible."

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