For a long time, I have been unable to either confirm or deny the rumors that _________________. Now, I am finally at liberty to tell you exactly what is going happening. This is the situation: _________________.
I have not been able to discuss this situation prior to this time because _________________. I apologize for any distress this lack of information may have caused. I hope this letter will clarify matters.
Since many employees still have questions about _________________, we have established an _________________ where individuals can address their concerns. If you have any further questions, or if you hear rumors and wonder whether they are true, please contact the _________________ and get your facts from the appropriate source.