BRUSSELS (Reuters) - General Electric (GE.N) said on Thursday that it had acted in good faith to meet EU disclosure requirements, after the European Commission accused the company of providing misleading information during a merger deal.
“We believe we acted in good faith to meet the EC disclosure requirements and there was no intent to mislead,” GE said in a statement.
The European Commission said it had sent three separate charge sheets, known as statements of objections, to Merck and Sigma-Aldrich, General Electric and Canon.
While the charges will not affect the EU approvals of the deals, they could lead to fines up to 1 percent of global revenue for GE.
Reporting by Robert-Jan Bartunek; Editing by Alissa de Carbonnel