Watch List Update: Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. - Risk of Undisclosed SEC Investigation


The Probes Reporter™ Watch List tracks those companies involved in undisclosed SEC investigative activity.  Names are added to and removed from this list frequently based on responses we receive to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests we file with the SEC.  This is our latest update.

Twenty-First Century Fox Inc. (FOXA)
Possible, Undisclosed SEC Investigation

Added to Watch List

  • 13-Aug-2014: The SEC cites the "law enforcement exemption" of the FOIA as basis to deny the public access to the detailed records we sought on this company.  As a matter of law, they are acknowledging some sort of investigative activity. No disclosure of SEC investigative activity was found in the past two years of this company’s SEC filings. We filed an administrative appeal to challenge this denial.

In the 10-K filed 14-Aug-2014, the company made the following disclosure which, to our view, does not qualify as having disclosed and/or given prominence to the existence of an SEC investigation:  "U.S. regulators and governmental authorities continue to conduct investigations initiated in 2011 with respect to the U.K. Newspaper Matters. The Company is cooperating with these investigations. It is not possible at this time to estimate the liability, if any, of the Company relating to these investigations."

This was our first time researching this company so we have no other records on Twenty-First Century Fox in our database.

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Notes: The SEC did not disclose the details on investigations referenced above. The SEC reminds us that its assertion of the law enforcement exemption should not be construed as an indication by the Commission or its staff that any violations of law have occurred with respect to any person, entity, or security.  New SEC investigative activity could theoretically begin or end after the date covered by this latest information which would not be reflected here.