More fighting words from Lew to Myer
RETAIL magnate Solomon Lew has maintained his assault on Myer, telling its shareholders their incoming chairman has lied to them.
In a letter to Myer shareholders, Mr Lew said while he did not like having to use such language, there was no other way to describe a number of statements made by the department store chain’s chairman-elect Garry Hounsell.
“I don’t like to use such language, but there is no other way to say it accurately — Mr Hounsell has lied to you on several points,” Mr Lew (pictured) says in the letter. Mr Lew’s listed retail vehicle Premier Investments is Myer’s biggest shareholder. Premier is opposing the appointment of Mr Hounsell and two other Myer directors and wants a number of its directors appointed to the store’s board. A Myer spokesman branded Mr Lew’s letter “offensive”. “This is just more of the same from Mr Lew and we refute the offensive comments,” the spokesman said.