SEC Charges Stanley Black & Decker and Former Executive for Failures in Executive Perks Disclosure

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced settled charges against Stanley Black & Decker Inc., a publicly traded tools company, for failing to disclose perquisites it provided to certain executives. In addition, Jeffery D. Ansell, a former Stanley Black & Decker executive, agreed to settle charges that he caused Stanley Black & Decker to violate proxy solicitation and books and records provisions of the federal securities laws.

According to the SEC’s order against Stanley Black & Decker, the company failed to disclose at least $1.3 million worth of perquisites and personal benefits paid to, or on behalf of, four of its executive officers and one of its directors from 2017 through 2020. The perquisites predominantly consisted of expenses associated with the executives’ use of corporate aircraft.

Source: SEC.gov | SEC Charges Stanley Black & Decker and Former Executive for Failures in Executive Perks Disclosure