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3/4/2013 6:31 P.M. ET

Statement by Lew Wolff

To clarify recent articles relating to legal action by any party pertaining to the A's desired move to downtown San Jose:

"We are a part of the MLB partnership and will continue to respect the Constitution and agreements that govern our participation in MLB. We seek our needed new venue based solely on the merits of the move and the benefits to MLB, the A's and our fans and sponsors."

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