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KPMG staff missing in tsunami disaster

KPMG has announced that three employees of its member firms are missing, along with some of their families, following the tsunami disaster in South-East Asia.

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Mike Rake, UK senior partner and chairman, said: ‘The events of the tsunami disaster in SE Asia have shocked us all. Our thoughts are with the thousands of people in the region whose lives have been destroyed, and who have lost loved ones and family. We also remember those from around the world who lost their lives to this terrible disaster while in the region. Sadly, we have reports of three missing employees from our member firms, and some of their family members, who were on holiday.’

The UK firm has made a £50,000 contribution to the Tsunami Earthquake Appeal, while its staff are also contributing to the Disaster Emergency Committee Tsunami Earthquake Appeal via payroll.

It will match total staff donations ‘pound for pound’ up to a level of £250,000 – to be used for local projects in consultation with KPMG member firms affected by the disaster.

KPMG International will make a donation of $1m (£533,000).

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