UBS Fined $11 Million for Misleading Investors About Lehman Debt

UBS AG (UBS) was ordered to pay approximately $11 million in fines and reimbursements for misleading investors about the safety of debt issued by Lehman Brothers (LEHMQ.PK), Reuters reports. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority [FINRA] said UBS failed from March to June 2008 to emphasize Lehman’s “100% principal-protection notes” were unsecured.

FINRA said Zurich, Switzerland – based UBS agreed to pay a $2.5 million fine and make $8.25 million of restitution to clients. It did not admit wrongdoing in agreeing to settle.

Shares of UBS are currently up 15 cents, or 0.81%, at $18.71 per share during Monday afternoon trading.

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