Go to Contents Go to Navigation

FTC fines 1.5 bln won on LS Cable for giving illegal benefits to affiliate

All Headlines 12:00 April 06, 2017

SEJONG, April 6 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's corporate watchdog said Thursday that it has slapped a nearly 1.5 billion won (US$1.3 million) in fine on LS Corp. and LS Cable & System, the country's top cable maker, for giving illegal benefits to one of its units held by its owner family.

The companies lent production facilities to Pountek, a company that manufactures cable covers, at lower prices between 2004 and 2011, so that the latter received an undue profit of 1.51 billion won, according to the Fair Trade Commission (FTC).

They also did not receive the rent worth 74 million won and its interest worth 44 million won from Pountek.

As a result, the FTC said that the company, which was founded in 2004, posted an operating profit of 1.53 billion won in 2006, sharply up from 250 million won in 2005.

Koo Cha-hong, or John Koo, the eldest son of the LS Group founder, and seven other family members owned a combined 48 percent stake in Pountek during the period. In 2011, LS Cable purchased the entire share and brought the company under its wing.

The FTC imposed a combined 1.44 billion won on LS Corp. and LS Cable for supporting their affiliate through illegal means.

FTC fines 1.5 bln won on LS Cable for giving illegal benefits to affiliate - 1

brk@yna.co.kr
(END)

HOME TOP
Send Feedback
How can we improve?
Thanks for your feedback!