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Wednesday
Apr242013

Ralph Lauren files FCPA disclosure

In a special SEC filing, Ralph Lauren Corporation described its resolution Monday of FCPA offenses with the DOJ and SEC by the first-ever use of dual non-prosecution agreements.

Here's our post about the history-making settlement.

And here's the full disclosure from Ralph Lauren's Form 8-K:

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On April 22, 2013, Ralph Lauren Corporation (the "Company") entered into non-prosecution agreements (each a "Non-Prosecution Agreement") with each of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and the U.S. Department of Justice (the "DOJ") under which both the SEC and the DOJ agreed not to prosecute the Company for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977, as amended ("FCPA") relating to payments to customs officials and gifts to certain government officials in Argentina between 2005 and 2009. The conduct, which was discovered and self-reported by the Company to the SEC and the DOJ, occurred in connection with the operations of PRL S.R.L., an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company. The Non-Prosecution Agreements reflect the Company's timely, voluntary and complete disclosure of the conduct, its full cooperation with the DOJ and the SEC, its acceptance of responsibility for and agreement not to contest the factual statements attached to the Non-Prosecution Agreements, its early and extensive remedial efforts and its existing and ongoing anti-corruption enhancements and its agreement to the other obligations set forth in the Non-Prosecution Agreements.

Under the Non-Prosecution Agreement with the SEC, the Company has agreed to cooperate with any continuing investigations into the conduct in Argentina and to pay to the SEC an aggregate amount of $734,846 for disgorgement and interest.

Under the Non-Prosecution Agreement with the DOJ, the Company has agreed to cooperate with any continuing investigations into the conduct in Argentina and to pay to the DOJ an aggregate amount of $882,000 in penalties.

The foregoing description of each of the Non-Prosecution Agreements is qualified in its entirety by reference to such agreements attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1 and Exhibit 99.2, respectively, and incorporated herein in response to this Item 8.01.

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