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Editor: Eric C. Chaffee
Univ. of Toledo College of Law

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

BISYS Group Settles Financial Reporting, Internal Controls Charges

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced today the filing and settlement of charges that The BISYS Group, Inc., a leading provider of financial products and support services, violated the financial reporting, books-and-records, and internal control provisions of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. BISYS has agreed to settle the case, without admitting or denying the Commission's allegations. The company will consent to the entry of a judgment upon charges of violating the reporting, books-and-records and internal controls provisions of the securities laws. It has agreed pay approximately $25 million in disgorgement and prejudgment interest.

Mark K. Schonfeld, Director of the Commission's New York Regional Office, said, "This is a case study in internal control failures under earnings pressure. The settlement delivers meaningful relief to investors harmed by BISYS's misconduct."

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