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So the way it would typically work, obviously a story of that nature is very confidential and very sensitive, and the editor would have a conversation with the CEO in relation to that story. I then had a courtesy call from the editor to say that he required the cash. We obviously had to facilitate the cash payment. I spoke to the CEO to ensure that they were comfortable with the story and the provenance of it and we facilitated the cash payment following that.

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