Swedish airline SAS has been fined by the Stockholm bourse's disciplinary committee over the way it handled information about a pilot strike on 4 July.
SAS said on Friday 23 September reporters waiting outside the building where talks on the dispute were taking place were told about the breakdown of the negotiations and the strike a few minutes before the company issued an official statement on these developments.
The airline said Nasdaq Stockholm, which operates the Stockholm stock exchange, had imposed a fine corresponding to three times SAS's annual fee to the exchange.
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Nasdaq Stockholm said in a separate statement the fine amounted to 1.96 million Swedish crowns ($175,553).
"SAS has taken measures to strengthen the procedures aimed at ensuring that insider information does not reach the media before the company has completed the distribution of a regulatory press release," the airline said in its statement.