U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Litigation Release No. 22050 / July 20, 2011
SEC v. Robert Doyle, Civil Action No. 11-cv-4964(SAS), United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
SEC SETTLES INSIDER TRADING CASE INVOLVING THE SECURITIES OF BRINK’S HOME SECURITY
On July 19, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission filed a settled civil action in the United States District Court in New York City against Robert Doyle. The Commission alleges that Doyle unlawfully traded in securities of Brink’s Home Security.
According to the Commission, between August 2009 and December 2009, Doyle misappropriated material nonpublic information showing that Tyco International, Ltd. had offered to acquire Brink’s. On the basis of this information, Doyle purchased Brink’s common stock and call options. Doyle earned $88,555 from his illegal trading in Brink’s securities.
Without admitting or denying the complaint’s allegations, Doyle has agreed to settle the Commission’s charges by consenting to entry of a final judgment permanently enjoining him from violating Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Exchange Act”) and Rule 10b-5 thereunder, and ordering him to pay a $44,277.50 civil penalty, $88,555 in disgorgement and $4,288.66 in prejudgment interest.