On Thursday, 24 November, an anonymous e-mail with fraud allegations was sent to a number of Vattenfall employees. Regarding the content of that mail, the following can be stated:
In January 2011, Vattenfall Group Internal Audit received the information that a trader had caused undue fees. In its role as an independent assurance function reporting to the Vattenfall Supervisory Board, Group Internal Audit conducted a review on this issue. The findings were that undue fees had been caused by an operational mistake. No evidence was found supporting the fraud allegations.
Vattenfall is currently evaluating whether further investigations and measures are to be performed.