HONG KONG Jan 14 Italian luxury fashion house
Prada SpA said neither fashion designer Miuccia Prada
nor her husband and chief executive officer Patrizio Bertelli
were aware of any investigations taking place.
Prada, who is also chairwoman of the company, and her
husband are under investigation as part of a tax avoidance probe
by Milan prosecutors, three investigative sources told Reuters
Prada Holding B.V. had completed a voluntary disclosure
process with the Italian Tax Authority, the Hong Kong-listed
firm said in a filing to the Hong Kong bourse on Tuesday. It
gave no further details.
A spokesman for lawyers representing Prada Holding, through
which Miuccia, her siblings and husband control the luxury group
centred on a brand founded by her family in 1913, had said last
week he was not aware of the investigation.
For the statement to the bourse, please click on link.reuters.com/hyf95v
(Reporting by Donny Kwok; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)