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Office of The President STATE HOUSE, MAURITIUS COMMUNIQUE ‘Terms of Reference of the Commission of Inquiry into (1) The Regulatory Authorization of Business and Financial Services Entities held and controlled directly or indirectly by Mr Alvaro Sobrinho and his relevant counterparts in Mauritius (2) Leaking of Banking Records (3) ‘Conduct of the President in relation to credit card issued by Planet Earth Institute. The Office of the President of Mauritius wishes to inform of the setting up ofa Commission of Inquiry as described above. ‘The President of the Republic of Mauritius hereby appoints Sir Hamid Moollan, G.O.S.K, Q.C. as Chairman and Commissioner under the Commission of Enquiry Act of the said Commission of Enquiry. ‘The Terms of Reference of the Commission of Inquiry shall be, inter alia, as follows: 1, Togather all information in relation to the application of the investment banking license made by companies or entities directly or indirectly owned by Mr. Alvaro Sobrinho at the Financial Services Commission; 2. To investigate into the due diligence carried out by the Financial Services Commission on the companies or entities owned by Mr. Alvaro Sobrinho; 3. To investigate on to whether the Financial Services Commission, Bank of Mauritius and/or any such other regulatory bodies or Government departments, had received adverse reports on the companies or entities owned directly or indirectly by Mr. A. Sobrinho and to report on the action taken thereto; 4, To investigate whether there has been interference by any person(s) in such a manner so as to facilitate and/or influence the granting of the Investment Banking License; 5, To investigate into any matter within its remit, seek any information from any stakeholder and/or any person, which is necessary to satisfactorily discharge its duties; To investigate and report on all aspects of the application of the license; 7. To seck information from all available sources including overseas; 8. To scrutinize all documents in relation to the application of the license; 9, To investigate the circumstances in which H.E The President was appointed on the board of the PEI; 10. To investigate the circumstances and rationale of issuing a Barclays Platinum Card to H.E the President of the Republic; 11. To look into and scrutinize all transactions of the Platinum card by H.E the President ; 12, To inquire into and report as to the circumstances leading to the publication of confidential banking records in the press; 13, To inquire into the relevant mechanisms utilized and the parties involved in order to leak the banking records to the press; 14, Make such recommendations as may be considered to be of public interest; 15. To report its findings and make any recommendations deemed necessary in relation thereto, Office of the President 16 March 2018 State House Le Reduit