May 11 (Reuters) - IHH Healthcare Bhd:
* SAYS "WE ARE DISAPPOINTED BY DECISION MADE BY BOARD OF FORTIS"
* SAYS "REMAIN COMMITTED AND ARE CURRENTLY EVALUATING OUR OPTIONS"
* SAYS "WE ARE OPEN TO FURTHER DISCUSSIONS WITH ALL STAKEHOLDERS, AND LOOK FORWARD TO SUPPORT OF FORTIS SHAREHOLDERS" Source text - "We are disappointed by the decision made by the Board of Fortis, as we believe we submitted the most compelling bid for the benefit of all Fortis stakeholders. Our bid, which offers the highest price and most comprehensive solution, addresses the short term liquidity requirements and long term strategic objectives of the company.With our strong execution track record and decades of global healthcare experience, IHH is best poised to provide the requisite vision, leadership, and financial strength to grow Fortis into a leading healthcare player. We remain committed and are currently evaluating our options. We are open to further discussions with all stakeholders, and look forward to the support of Fortis shareholders." Further company coverage: