|Bid||140.50 x 0|
|Ask||140.45 x 0|
|Day's range||139.10 - 141.60|
|52-week range||86.84 - 165.35|
|Beta (5Y monthly)||0.97|
|PE ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Forward dividend & yield||N/A (N/A)|
|Ex-dividend date||18 Mar 2022|
|1y target est||N/A|
A U.S. judge on Thursday accepted Danske Bank's guilty plea to a bank fraud conspiracy charge and agreement to pay more than $2 billion to end probes into anti-money laundering failures in a now-shuttered branch in Estonia. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald accepted the plea at a hearing in Manhattan federal court, with Danske's senior general counsel in attendance. The $2.06 billion payout by Denmark's largest bank includes $1.21 billion to the U.S. government, $178.6 million to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and a criminal fine of $672.3 million to Danish authorities, court records showed.
By Geoffrey Smith
WASHINGTON (Reuters) -Danske Bank pleaded guilty to bank fraud conspiracy on Tuesday and agreed to forfeit $2 billion as part of an agreement with the United States to settle a long-running investigation involving billions of dollars in illicit payments. The accord with the Justice Department marks the first time the United States has taken action against Denmark's biggest bank in what has become one of the world's biggest money-laundering scandals. It follows a lengthy investigation into Danske's conduct across multiple countries after the bank's now-shuttered Estonia branch allowed some 200 billion euros ($212 billion) in funds from high-risk clients in Russia and other countries to flow through the U.S. financial system.