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Settlement agreements: details

Published: Friday 8 May 2015, 17.30CET
Agreements for AS Monaco FC, AS Roma, Beşiktaş JK, FC Internazionale Milano, FC Krasnodar, FC Lokomotiv Moskva, Sporting Clube de Portugal, FC Rostov, Kardemir Karabükspor and PFC CSKA Sofia.
Settlement agreements: details
Details of ten clubs' settlement agreements ©UEFA.com
Published: Friday 8 May 2015, 17.30CET

Settlement agreements: details

Agreements for AS Monaco FC, AS Roma, Beşiktaş JK, FC Internazionale Milano, FC Krasnodar, FC Lokomotiv Moskva, Sporting Clube de Portugal, FC Rostov, Kardemir Karabükspor and PFC CSKA Sofia.

The Club Financial Control Body (CFCB) investigatory chamber today announced that ten clubs, for which investigations were opened following non-compliance with financial fair play (FFP) break-even regulations, have individually agreed to settlement agreements.

Beşiktaş JK

  • The settlement agreement covers the sporting seasons 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19.
  • Beşiktaş undertakes to reach full break-even compliance by monitoring period 2018/19 (i.e. reporting periods 2016, 2017 and 2018).
  • Beşiktaş accepts that it will be subject to a limitation on the number of players that it may include on the A list for the purposes of participation in UEFA competitions. Specifically, for season 2015/16, Beşiktaş may only register a maximum of 22 players on the A list, instead of the potential maximum of 25 as foreseen in the relevant competition regulations, and 23 players for the 2016/17 season. Such restriction will be lifted as from season 2017/18 if the club fulfils the operational and financial measures agreed with the UEFA CFCB.
  • Beşiktaş agrees to pay a total amount up to €5.5m, which will be withheld from any revenues it earns from participating in UEFA competitions commencing in season 2014/15. Of this amount, €1.5m shall be paid in full, irrespective of any early exit from the settlement regime, and will be withheld in three equal instalments. Payment of the remaining €4m is conditional and may be withheld in certain circumstances depending on the club's compliance with the operational and financial measures imposed in the settlement agreement.
  • Beşiktaş agrees to report a maximum break-even deficit of €20m for the financial year ending in 2016 and €10m for the financial year ending in 2017.
  • Beşiktaş agrees that for the financial year ending in 2016 and for the financial year ending in 2017 the employee benefit expenses to revenue ratio is restricted and that the amortisation and impairment of the costs of acquiring players' registrations is limited.
  • Beşiktaş accepts, for the duration of the settlement agreement, a calculated limitation on the number of new registrations it may include within its A list for the purposes of participation in UEFA competitions. This calculation is based on the club's net transfer position in each respective registration period covered by the agreement. Such restriction will be lifted as from season 2017/18 if the club fulfils the operational and financial measures agreed with the UEFA CFCB.

FC Internazionale Milano

  • The settlement agreement covers the sporting seasons 2015/16, 2016/17, 2017/18 and 2018/19.
  • Inter undertakes to reach full break-even compliance by monitoring period 2018/19 (i.e. reporting periods 2016, 2017 and 2018).
  • Inter agrees that for the financial year ending in 2016 and for the financial year ending in 2017 the employee benefit expenses to revenue ratio is restricted and that the amortisation and impairment of the costs of acquiring players' registrations is limited.
  • Inter agrees to pay a total amount up to €20m, which will be withheld from any revenues it earns from participating in UEFA competitions commencing in season 2014/15. Of this amount, €6m shall be paid in full, irrespective of any early exit from the settlement regime, and will be withheld in three equal instalments. Payment of the remaining €14m is conditional and may be withheld in certain circumstances depending on the club's compliance with the operational and financial measures imposed in the settlement agreement.
  • Inter agrees to report a maximum break-even deficit of €30m for the financial year ending in 2016 and no break-even deficit for the financial year ending in 2017.
  • Inter accepts that it will be subject to a limitation on the number of players that it may include on the A list for the purposes of participation in UEFA competitions. Specifically, for season 2015/2016, Inter may only register a maximum of 21 players on the A list, instead of the potential maximum of 25 as foreseen in the relevant competition regulations, and 22 players for the 2016/17 season. Such restriction will be lifted as from season 2017/18 if the club fulfils the operational and financial measures agreed with the UEFA CFCB.
  • Inter accepts, for the duration of the settlement agreement, a calculated limitation on the number of new registrations it may include within its A list for the purposes of participation in UEFA competitions. This calculation is based on the club's net transfer position in each respective registration period covered by the agreement. Such restrictions will be lifted as from season 2017/18 if the clubs fulfils the operational and financial measures agreed with the UEFA CFCB.

FC Krasnodar

  • The settlement agreement covers the sporting seasons 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18.
  • Krasnodar undertakes to reach full break-even compliance by monitoring period 2017/18 (i.e. reporting periods 2015, 2016 and 2017).
  • Krasnodar accepts, for the duration of the settlement agreement, a calculated limitation on the number of new registrations it may include within its A list for the purposes of participation in UEFA competitions. This calculation is based on the club's net transfer position in each respective registration period covered by the agreement. Such restrictions will be lifted as from season 2016/17 if the club fulfils the operational and financial measures agreed with the UEFA CFCB.
  • Krasnodar agrees to pay a total amount up to €4m, which will be withheld from any revenues it earns from participating in UEFA competitions commencing in season 2014/15. Of this amount, €1m shall be paid in full, irrespective of any early exit from the settlement regime, and will be withheld in three equal instalments. Payment of the remaining €3m is conditional and may be withheld in certain circumstances depending on the club's compliance with the operational and financial measures imposed in the settlement agreement.
  • Krasnodar undertakes to report a maximum break-even deficit of €20m for the financial year ending in 2015 and €10m for the financial year ending in 2016.
  • Krasnodar accepts that it will be subject to a limitation on the number of players that it may include on the A list for the purposes of participation in UEFA competitions. Specifically, for season 2015/16, Krasnodar may only register a maximum of 22 players on the A list, instead of the potential maximum of 25 as foreseen in the relevant competition regulations.

FC Lokomotiv Moskva

  • The settlement agreement covers the sporting seasons 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18.
  • Lokomotiv undertakes to reach full break-even compliance by monitoring period 2017/18 (i.e. reporting periods 2015, 2016 and 2017).
  • Lokomotiv accepts, for the duration of the settlement agreement, a calculated limitation on the number of new registrations it may include within its A list for the purposes of participation in UEFA competitions. This calculation is based on the club's net transfer position in each respective registration period covered by the agreement. Such restrictions will be lifted as from season 2016/17 if the club fulfils the operational and financial measures agreed with the UEFA CFCB.
  • Lokomotiv agrees to pay a total amount up to €5m, which will be withheld from any revenues it earns from participating in UEFA competitions commencing in season 2014/15. Of this amount, €1.5m shall be paid in full, irrespective of any early exit from the settlement regime, and will be withheld in three equal instalments. Payment of the remaining €3.5m is conditional and may be withheld in certain circumstances depending on the club's compliance with the operational and financial measures imposed in the settlement agreement.
  • Lokomotiv undertakes to report a maximum break-even deficit of €20m for the financial year ending in 2015 and €10m for the financial year ending in 2016.
  • Lokomotiv accepts that it will be subject to a limitation on the number of players that it may include on the A list for the purposes of participation in UEFA competitions. Specifically, for season 2015/16, Krasnodar may only register a maximum of 22 players on the A list, instead of the potential maximum of 25 as foreseen in the relevant competition regulations.

AS Monaco FC:

  • The settlement agreement covers the sporting seasons 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18.
  • Monaco undertakes to reach full break-even compliance by monitoring period 2017/18 (i.e. reporting periods 2015, 2016 and 2017).
  • Monaco agrees to report a maximum break-even deficit of €15m for the financial years ending in 2015 and 2016 and no break-even deficit for the financial year ending in 2017.
  • Monaco accepts that it will be subject to a limitation on the number of players that it may include on the A list for the purposes of participation in UEFA competitions. Specifically, for season 2015/2016, Monaco may only register a maximum of 22 players on the A list, instead of the potential maximum of 25 as foreseen in the relevant competition regulations.
  • Monaco accepts, for the duration of the settlement agreement, a calculated limitation on the number of new registrations it may include within its A List for the purposes of participation in UEFA competitions. This calculation is based on the club's net transfer position in each respective registration period covered by the agreement. Such restrictions will be lifted as from season 2016/17 if the clubs fulfils the operational and financial measures agreed with the UEFA CFCB.
  • Monaco agrees to pay a total amount up to €13m, which will be withheld from any revenues it earns from participating in UEFA competitions commencing in season 2014/15. Of this amount, €3m shall be paid in full, irrespective of any early exit from the settlement regime, and will be withheld in three equal instalments. Payment of the remaining €10m is conditional and may be withheld in certain circumstances depending on the club's compliance with the operational and financial measures imposed in the settlement agreement.

AS Roma

  • The settlement agreement covers the sporting seasons 2015/16, 2016/17 and 2017/18.
  • Roma undertakes to reach full break-even compliance by monitoring period 2017/18 (i.e. reporting periods 2015, 2016 and 2017).
  • Roma agrees to report an aggregate maximum break-even deficit of €30m for the financial years ending in 2015 and 2016.
  • Roma accepts that it will be subject to a limitation on the number of players that it may include on the A list for the purposes of participation in UEFA competitions. Roma may only register a maximum of 22 players on the A list, instead of the potential maximum of 25 as foreseen in the relevant competition regulations. Such restriction will be lifted as from season 2016/17 if the club fulfils the operational and financial measures agreed with the UEFA CFCB.
  • Roma accepts, for the duration of the settlement agreement, a calculated limitation on the number of new registrations it may include within its A list for the purposes of participation in UEFA competitions. This calculation is based on the club's net transfer position in each respective registration period covered by the agreement. Such restrictions will be lifted as from season 2016/17 if the club fulfils the operational and financial measures agreed with the UEFA CFCB.
  • Roma agrees to pay a total amount up to €6m, which will be withheld from any revenues it earns from participating in UEFA competitions commencing in season 2014/15. Of this amount, €2m shall be paid in full, irrespective of any early exit from the settlement regime, and will be withheld in three equal instalments. Payment of the remaining €4m is conditional and may be withheld in certain circumstances depending on the club's compliance with the operational and financial measures imposed in the settlement agreement.

Sporting Clube de Portugal

  • The settlement agreement covers the sporting season 2015/16.
  • Sporting undertakes to reach full break-even compliance by monitoring period 2015/16 (i.e. reporting periods 2013, 2014 and 2015).
  • Sporting agrees to report no break-even deficit for the financial year ending in 2017.
  • Sporting accepts that it will be subject to a limitation on the number of players that it may include on the A list for the purposes of participation in UEFA competitions. This restriction, which is conditional on the fulfilment of the operational and financial measures agreed with the UEFA CFCB, foresees that for season 2015/16 Sporting may only register a maximum of 22 players on the A list, instead of the potential maximum of 25 as foreseen in the relevant competition regulations.
  • Sporting agrees that an amount of €2m may be withheld in certain circumstances depending on the club's compliance with the operational and financial measures imposed in the settlement agreement

PFC CSKA Sofia, Kardemir Karabükspor and FC Rostov

  • The settlement agreements of CSKA Sofia, Karabükspor and Rostov cover the sporting season 2015/16.
  • Under the terms of their settlement agreements, CSKA, Karabükspor and Rostov all undertake to be break-even compliant by monitoring period 2015/16 (i.e. reporting periods 2013, 2014 and 2015).
  • Each club also agrees to pay an unconditional amount of €200,000.
  • The three clubs also agree that for the financial year ending in 2015 the employee benefit expenses to revenue ratio is restricted.

Note:
UEFA will communicate details on the distribution mechanism of the prize money unconditionally withheld due to non-compliance with financial fair play rules and on the minimum numbers of locally trained players that must feature in the A lists of clubs with limitations on the number of players in due course.

Last updated: 08/05/15 17.39CET

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