NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2019 /PRNewswire/ --Brixmor Property Group Inc. (NYSE: BRX) ("Brixmor" or the "Company") today announced that it has finalized its previously announced settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"). As disclosed in February 2019, the Company reached an agreement with the SEC with respect to non-GAAP financial reporting matters that occurred prior to 2016 under Brixmor's former management team. The agreement includes a civil penalty of $7.0 million, which was accrued by the Company in the fourth quarter of 2018, and a commitment to engage an independent consultant to assess the Company's current policies and procedures relating to certain non-GAAP performance measures.
This regulatory settlement also follows the previously disclosed resolution of all related shareholder litigation. The Company believes that no additional government proceedings relating to these matters will be brought against the Company.
The Company's Board of Directors and current management team are committed to maintaining best-in-class internal controls and financial reporting and corporate governance practices. With this matter now resolved, the Company remains focused on successfully executing on its balanced, self-funded business plan.
Brixmor (NYSE: BRX) is a real estate investment trust (REIT) that owns and operates a high-quality, national portfolio of open-air shopping centers. Its 421 retail centers comprise approximately 73 million square feet of prime retail space in established trade areas. The Company strives to own and operate shopping centers that reflect Brixmor's vision "to be the center of the communities we serve" and are home to a diverse mix of thriving national, regional and local retailers. Brixmor is a proud real estate partner to approximately 5,000 retailers including The TJX Companies, The Kroger Co., Publix Super Markets, Wal-Mart, Ross Stores and L.A. Fitness.
Brixmor announces material information to its investors in SEC filings and press releases and on public conference calls, webcasts and the "Investor" page of its website at www.brixmor.com. The Company also uses social media to communicate with its investors and the public, and the information Brixmor posts on social media may be deemed material information. Therefore, Brixmor encourages investors and others interested in the Company to review the information that it posts on its website and on its social media channels.
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