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GlaxoSmithKline plc investigation

27 May 2014

The Director of the SFO has opened a criminal investigation into the commercial practices of GlaxoSmithKline plc and its subsidiaries.

Whistleblowers are valuable sources of information to the SFO in its cases.  We welcome approaches from anyone with inside information on all our cases including this one - we can be contacted through our secure and confidential reporting channel, which can be accessed via the SFO website.

Notes to editors:

  1. The SFO's secure reporting channel can be accessed here: https://report.sfo.gov.uk/sfo-confidential---provide-information-in-confidence.aspx or via our website home page, www.sfo.gov.uk
  2. The Serious Fraud Office is an independent government department responsible for investigating and prosecuting serious and complex fraud, bribery and corruption. It is headed by the Director, David Green CB QC, who exercises powers under the superintendence of the Attorney General. These powers are derived from the Criminal Justice Act 1987.
  3. The SFO Press Office can be contacted on press.office@sfo.gsi.gov.uk or 020 7239 7316 / 7004 (out of hours: +44 (0) 7557 009 842)