SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) April 12, 2019
|General Electric Company|
|(Exact name of registrant as specified in its|
|(State or other jurisdiction||(Commission||(IRS Employer|
|of incorporation)||File Number)||Identification No.)|
|41 Farnsworth Street, Boston, MA||02210|
|(Address of principal executive offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code (617) 443-3000
|(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)|
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Item 8.01 Other Events.
On April 12, 2019, General Electric Company (“GE” or the “Company”) reached a definitive agreement with the United States Department of Justice to settle an investigation of potential violations of the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery, and Enforcement Act of 1989 (“FIRREA”), which was previously disclosed in the Company’s reports with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The entry into a definitive agreement follows the announcement of an agreement in principle on January 31, 2019. Under the terms of the agreement, GE, without admitting liability or wrongdoing, will pay the United States a civil penalty of $1.5 billion, consistent with the $1.5 billion reserve recorded for the matter in the first quarter of 2018. The settlement concludes the FIRREA investigation of WMC Mortgage Corporation, LLC and its affiliates arising out of the origination, purchase or sale of residential mortgage loans between January 1, 2005 and December 31, 2007.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|General Electric Company|
|Date: April 12, 2019||/s/ Christoph A. Pereira|
|Christoph A. Pereira|
|Vice President, Chief Risk Officer and|
|Chief Corporate Counsel|