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UBS Will Pay $700 Million to CFTC in Rate Settlement

Dec. 19 (Bloomberg) -- UBS AG will pay $700 million in fines to the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission as part of $1.5 billion settlement for rigging global interest rates, according to Bart Chilton, a Democratic commissioner.

The fine outlined by Chilton in a statement today is the largest in CFTC history and follows the Washington-based agency’s $200 million penalty on Barclays Plc for attempted manipulation of the London interbank offered rate.

“The UBS settlement is serious and significant and will provide a definite deterrent,” Bart Chilton, one of three Democrats on the CFTC, said in a statement. UBS continued wrongdoing even after investigations began and had a “corrupt culture,” Chilton said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Silla Brush in Washington at sbrush@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Maura Reynolds at mreynolds34@bloomberg.net

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