Federal Contractor Misconduct Database (FCMD)

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Violations of Federal Securities Laws

“The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and UK Financial Services Authority (FSA) issued formal orders of private investigation in relation to the reserves recategorisation which Royal Dutch and Shell Transport resolved by reaching agreements with the SEC and the FSA. In connection with the agreement with the SEC, Royal Dutch and Shell Transport consented, without admitting or denying the SEC’s findings or conclusions, to an administrative order finding that Royal Dutch and Shell Transport violated, and requiring Royal Dutch and Shell Transport to cease and desist from future violations of, the antifraud, reporting, recordkeeping and internal control provisions of the US Federal securities laws and related SEC rules, agreed to pay a $120 million civil penalty and undertook to spend an additional $5 million developing a comprehensive internal compliance program.” See related Royal Dutch Shell misconduct instances “Employee Retirement Income Security Act Class Action,” “Shareholder Derivative Lawsuit Arising Out of 2004 Reserves Recategorization,” and “European Shareholder Lawsuit Arising Out of 2004 Reserves Recategorization.”

Misconduct Type
Enforcement Agency
Contracting Party
Court Type
Administrative Agreement
Date of SEC Filing
Contractors Involved Penalty
Royal Dutch Shell PLC $125,000,000
Further Information Released
SEC 10-K (p. 20 of 21) 10/27/2006

See also:

Federal Contractor Misconduct Database