HSBC says it will pay $1.9 billion fine to U.S. DOJ in money laundering case

Published December 11, 2012

| Reuters

HSBC <0005.HK> said on Tuesday it will pay a fine of $1.92 billion in a deferred prosecution agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice over the London-based bank's inadequate compliance with anti-money laundering laws.

"We accept responsibility for our past mistakes. We have said we are profoundly sorry for them, and we do so again," said Chief Executive Stuart Gulliver in a statement.

(Reporting By Lawrence White; Editing by Alex Richardson)

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