The EU Commission Completes Investigation
(Stockholm, Sweden, March 5, 2019) – Autoliv, Inc. (NYSE: ALV and SSE: ALIVsdb), the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, announced today that the European Commission has completed the previously communicated investigation regarding suppliers of occupant safety systems.
The EU Commission has completed the investigation, which has been ongoing since June 2011, of anti-competitive behavior among suppliers of occupant safety systems in the European Union and has decided to impose a fine of € 179 M for Autoliv ($ 203 M). The fine will be payable within 90 days.
The fine is less than the accrual of $ 210 M made by Autoliv in the fourth quarter of 2018. The difference between the actual fine and the accrual will be reported in Other income (expense), net, in Autoliv's first quarter 2019 report.
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This information is information that Autoliv, Inc. is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the contact person set out above, at 12.20 pm CET on March 5, 2019.
Autoliv, Inc. is the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, and through its subsidiaries develops and manufactures automotive safety systems for all major automotive manufacturers in the world. Together with its joint ventures, Autoliv has close to 67,000 employees in 27 countries. In addition, the Company has 14 technical centers around the world, with 19 test tracks. The Company’s shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: ALV) and its Swedish Depository Receipts on Nasdaq Stockholm (ALIVsdb). For more information about Autoliv, please visit our company website at www.autoliv.com.
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