Defendant Name: The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation

Defendant Type: Public Company
SIC Code: 8999
CUSIP: 26483E10

Initial Case Details

Legal Case Name In the Matter of the Dun & Bradstreet Corporation
First Document Date 23-Apr-2018
Initial Filing Format Administrative Action
File Number 3-18446
Allegation Type Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
AAER 3936

Violations Alleged

Exchange Act
Sec 13(b)(2)(A)
Sec 13(b)(2)(B)


First Resolution Date 23-Apr-2018
Headline Total Penalty and Disgorgement

See Related Documents

Related Documents:

34-83088 23-Apr-2018 Administrative Proceeding
Order Instituting Cease-and-Desist Proceedings Pursuant to Section 21C of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Making Findings, and Imposing a Cease-and-Desist Order
The SEC stated that: "These proceedings arise from violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (the "FCPA") [15 U.S.C. § 78dd] by D&B arising out of conduct at two of its indirect subsidiaries in China, Shanghai Huaxia Dun & Bradstreet Business Information Consulting Co., Limited ("HDBC") and Shanghai Roadway D&B Marketing Services Co., Ltd. ("Roadway"). During the time period from approximately 2006 through 2012, D&B's HDBC and Roadway subsidiaries made unlawful payments in order to obtain or retain business. These unlawful payments were not accurately reflected in the books and records of HDBC and Roadway, which were consolidated into D&B's books and records. During the relevant period, D&B also failed to devise and maintain sufficient internal accounting controls to detect or prevent the improper payments."
34-83088-s 23-Apr-2018 Administrative Summary
SEC Charges Dun & Bradstreet With FCPA Violations
The SEC stated that: "The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation has agreed to pay more than $9 million to resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges arising from improper payments made by two Chinese subsidiaries. According to the SEC's order, the two Chinese subsidiaries used third-party agents to make unlawful payments to obtain data vital to Dun & Bradstreet's business as a provider of business financial information."