© ericsson Electronics Production | June 17, 2016
Ericsson comments on media reports concerning corruption
Following recent global media reports stating that the company is under investigation by U.S. authorities over possible corruption, the company has chosen to issue a response.
Below follows the company's full statement: In March 2013, Ericsson received a voluntary request from US Authorities to answer a number of questions relating to Ericsson's operations, something we have also confirmed to media in 2013. Ericsson cooperates with US Authorities to answer these and additional questions. While we strive to at all times conduct our business in compliance with applicable laws, matters do arise from time to time as a result of the global nature of our business. We will not provide any detailed comments on the request as such, but can say that it relates to Ericsson's anti-corruption program and questions related to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Ericsson cooperates with US Authorities and works diligently to answer the questions. As a listed company, we always follow the requirements to publically disclose any information about events that would have a material impact on the company or its finances. Should such materiality arise, Ericsson will disclose information in accordance with regulatory requirements.