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CEO of Sweden's Hexagon found not guilty of insider trading

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By Terje Solsvik and Joachim DagenborgOSLO (Reuters) - Hexagon's chief executive, Ola Rollen, was cleared of insider trading charges by an Oslo court on Wednesday in a unanimous verdict.Norwegian prosecutors had asked for an 18-month prison term for Rollen's 2015 purchase of shares in Norway's Next Biometrics , a company not connected to Hexagon.One of Sweden's best known business leaders, Rollen had maintained his innocence throughout the trial and continued to run the company he has led since 2000."I remain committed to serving as CEO for Hexagon for as long as the Board and shareholders ...

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First Published: Thu, January 11 2018. 00:28 IST