GE denies sending press release on tax refund

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BOSTON (Reuters) - General Electric Co <GE.N> denied sending a press release saying that it would return a tax refund to the U.S. government. The press release was sent by the "Yes Men" activist group, a member of that group said.

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"It's a hoax and GE did not receive a refund," said Deirdre Latour, a GE spokeswoman.

Andrew Boyd, who described himself in a phone interview as a member of the "Yes Men" group, said it was the source of the press release sent to news media outlets on Wednesday.

(Reporting by Scott Malone, editing by Gerald E. McCormick)