SEC Charges Skechers with Making Undisclosed Payments to Executives’ Family Members

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that Skechers U.S.A. Inc., a footwear company based in California, agreed to settle charges for failing to disclose payments for the benefit of its executives and their immediate family members. Skechers agreed to pay a $1.25 million civil penalty to settle the SEC’s charges.

According to the SEC’s order, from 2019 through 2022, Skechers did not comply with related person transaction disclosure requirements when it failed to disclose its employment of two relatives of its executives and did not disclose a consulting relationship involving a person who shared a household with one of its executives. Furthermore, according to the SEC’s order, for multiple years, Skechers failed to disclose that two of its executives owed more than $120,000 to the company for personal expenses that had been paid for by Skechers but not yet reimbursed by the executives.

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