UBS and Sumitomo Corporation agree on settlement of outstanding litigation relating to copper-related transactions
On 7th April, UBS AG reached agreement with Sumitomo Corporation to settle the litigation brought by Sumitomo Corporation in 1999 in relation to certain copper-linked transactions in which the former UBS had participated from 1995 to 1996.
Under the settlement, with no admission of wrongdoing, UBS has agreed to pay Sumitomo Corporation JPY10 billion (~USD86 million at the current JPY/USD exchange rate of 117). With the agreement, all claims brought by Sumitomo Corporation in the litigation have been settled. The settlement will be wholly reflected in provisions in UBS Investment Bank's first quarter results.
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