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Ethics in Action CEG Capital Inc. is a large holding company that uses long-term debt extensively fund its operations. At December 31, the company reported total assets of $100 million, total debt of $55 million, and total equity of $45 million. In January, the company issued$ 11 billion in long-term bonds to investors at par value. "This was the largest debt issued in the company's history, and it .significantly increased the company's ratio of total debt to total equity. Five days after the debt issuance, CEG filed legal documents to prepare for an additional $50 billion long-term bond issue. As a result of this filing, the price of the $ 11 billion in bonds that the company issued earlier in the week dropped to 94 because of the increased risk associated with the Company's debt. The investors in the original $11 billion bond issuance were not informed of the company's plans to issue additional debt so quickly after the initial bond issue. Did CEG Capital act unethically by not disclosing to initial bond investors its immediate plans to issue an additional $50 billion debt offering?

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Ethics in Action

CEG Capital Inc. is a large holding company that uses long-term debt extensively fund its operations. At December 31, the company reported total assets of $100 million, total debt of $55 million, and total equity of $45 million. In January, the company issued$ 11 billion in long-term bonds to investors at par value. "This was the largest debt issued in the company's history, and it .significantly increased the company's ratio of total debt to total equity. Five days after the debt issuance, CEG filed legal documents to prepare for an additional $50 billion long-term bond issue. As a result of this filing, the price of the $ 11 billion in bonds that the company issued earlier in the week dropped to 94 because of the increased risk associated with the Company's debt. The investors in the original $11 billion bond issuance were not informed of the company's plans to issue additional debt so quickly after the initial bond issue.

Did CEG Capital act unethically by not disclosing to initial bond investors its immediate plans to issue an additional $50 billion debt offering?

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