27 Jun 2019
Oil services company TechnipFMC said it would pay $301.3 million to resolve anti-corruption probes with Brazilian and U.S. authorities, and added it was committed to resolving another probe on its affairs with French authorities.
TechnipFMC said in a statement published late on Tuesday that it had agreed to the resolutions with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission and Brazilian authorities to resolve anti-corruption investigations in Brazil and relating to the intermediary, Unaoil.
The company agreed to pay $301.3 million to those authorities to resolve investigations into conduct dating back over a decade ago.
TechnipFMC’s shares rose 1.5% in early session trading in Paris, which traders said reflected an element of relief at the fact that the company had drawn a line under those affairs.
“Today we announce the resolution of these investigations. This conduct dating back over a decade ago, taken by former employees, does not reflect the core values of our company today,” said TechnipFMC chairman and CEO Doug Pferdehirt.
TechnipFMC has also been co-operating with an investigation by the French Parquet National Financier (PNF) related to historical projects in Equatorial Guinea and Ghana.
By Sudip Kar-Gupta, Reuters, 26 June 2019
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