The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority capped the total payout by Nasdaq parent Nasdaq OMX Group to financial firms over the technical difficulties that plagued Facebook’s May 2012 initial public offering at $41.6 million, down from the $62 million the stock exchange initially set aside to compensate affected brokers, Reuters reported.
Facebook provided an update on ongoing legal proceedings in the Form 10-Q it filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission Thursday, including the lawsuit filed against the company and Co-Founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg by Paul Ceglia, and various actions related to its initial public offering.
Nasdaq parent company Nasdaq OMX Group filed a motion with the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York seeking dismissal of a lawsuit by investors and trading firms related to the exchange’s technical issues during Facebook’s initial public offering.
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced Wednesday the punishment for Nasdaq’s mishandling of Facebook’s initial public offering: a record $10 million fine, the largest penalty paid to the SEC by an exchange. Nasdaq came under fire for several mishaps, such as failing to send trade confirmations to investors.
Nasdaq CEO Robert Greifeld and Executive Vice President of Global Technology Solutions Anna Ewing saw their 2012 annual bonus payments slashed due to the stock exchange’s mishandling of Facebook’s initial public offering last May 18.
Citigroup will attempt to recoup some of the $20 million or so it claims to have lost during Facebook’s botched initial public offering last May 18 by filing a claim for compensation from Nasdaq parent Nasdaq OMX Group, according to Dow Jones Newswires.
The Securities and Exchange Commission Monday approved a revised $62 million settlement by Nasdaq parent Nasdaq OMX Group over technical issues that marred Facebook’s May 18 initial public offering, Reuters reported.
It appears that Nasdaq is about to be punished for its mishandling of Facebook’s initial public offering last year. However, as The Wall Street Journal reports, it’s more of a slap on the wrist than a major penalty.