Aukett Swanke Group has issued a statement to make it clear that it has no ownership connection with Swanke Hayden Connell and Swanke Hayden Connell & Partners LLP of New York (together 'SHCA'), which have just filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the US. Aukett Swanke was previously called Aukett Fitzroy Robinson Group Plc and changed its name to Aukett Swanke after acquiring Swanke Hayden Connell Europe Limited, the European operations of Swanke Hayden Connell, in December 2013, directly from its individual owners.

Historically Swanke Hayden Connell Europe Limited did share a website and common trading name with SHCA. The only ongoing relationship comprises residual, de minimis, arms' length trading.

At 8:56am: (LON:AUK) Aukett Swanke Group PLC share price was 0p at 7p