Pfizer Inc. Announces Resolutions With DOJ and SEC Related to Certain International Operations
Published: Aug 07, 2012
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pfizer Inc. today announced it has resolved U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) matters related to certain improper payments in the operations of two of its subsidiaries outside the United States, which Pfizer voluntarily reported to the U.S. government beginning in 2004. To resolve those historical issues, a Pfizer indirect subsidiary (Pfizer H.C.P. Corporation) will enter into a deferred prosecution agreement with the DOJ, and pay a fine of $15 million. Under the terms of a civil settlement with the SEC, Pfizer Inc. agreed to a disgorgement of profits of $16 million and prejudgment interest of $10.3 million. The DOJ declined to bring a criminal action against Pfizer Inc.