June 24, 2017 Gothenburg, Sweden
Investigation by the Brazilian Administrative Council for Economic Defense comprises two Getinge entities
Two of Getinge’s entities in Brazil, Maquet Cardiopulmonary do Brasil Indústria e Comércio Ltda and Maquet do Brasil Equipamentos Médicos Ltda, and employees within these companies are being investigated by the Brazilian General Superintendence of the Administrative Council for Economic Defense (CADE) regarding alleged cartel activities.
The investigation is part of ongoing public investigations on cartel activities related to the sales of medical equipment and is being carried out by the Brazilian authorities. According to a press release issued by CADE, 46 companies, 80 individuals and the industry association Associação Brasileira de Importadores e Distribuidores de Implantes (ABRAIDI) are under investigation.
Potential consequences for Getinge are not yet known and too early to comment upon.
Jeanette Hedén Carlsson,
EVP Communications & Brand Management
Phone: +46 (0)10 335 1003
Head of Media Relations
Phone: +46 (0)10 335 5906
This information is information that Getinge AB is obliged to make public pursuant to the EU Market Abuse Regulation. The information was submitted for publication, through the agency of the contact person set out above, at 11:00 CEST on June 24, 2017.
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