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Agreement reached between Matt Wiessler and the BBC

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The BBC and graphic designer Matt Wiessler today announce that a settlement has been reached between them.

In a statement, the BBC says: “We are pleased that the BBC and Mr Wiessler have reached an agreement. “We would like to repeat our full and unconditional apology to Mr Wiessler for the way he was treated by the corporation in the past.

“We also apologise to Mr Wiessler’s family. Mr Wiessler acted with complete integrity, including in raising his concerns at the time and we are sorry that these were not listened to. We wish Mr Wiessler all the best for the future.”

Mr Wiessler’s lawyer, Louis Charalambous, Simons Muirhead Burton LLP, says: “Mr Wiessler is relieved that the BBC has now matched the Director General’s fulsome apologies with appropriate financial compensation for the wrongs done to him and the profound impact they had on his and his family’s life.

“It is important to my client that the BBC has acknowledged that he acted properly and responsibly throughout.”

Notes to editors

The terms of the agreement remain confidential.