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Release Date: 17th June 2015

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The FCA fined Asia Resource Minerals plc (ARM), formerly Bumi plc, £4,651,200 for inadequate systems and controls to comply with listing obligations, breaching various listing rules, and failing to identify related party transactions valued at just over £8 million. The FCA identified serious breaches of Listing Principle 2, Listing Rules 8 and 11, and Disclosure and Transparency Rule 4 between 28 June 2011 and 19 July 2013.

ARM failed to establish and maintain adequate procedures to comply with listing obligations, resulting in the inability to identify related party transactions and failure to publish its 2012 Annual Financial Report within the required timeframe. These failures led to the suspension of ARM’s shares for three months.The FCA’s investigation revealed that ARM’s lack of robust systems and controls failed to protect minority investors, as large shareholders and directors could unfairly benefit from their positions. ARM’s structure and subsidiary relationships increased the risk of related party transactions, which were not adequately managed.

Key Takeaways for Other Firms:

By adhering to these principles, firms can maintain investor confidence, ensure compliance with regulatory standards, and avoid substantial penalties.


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