The SEC recently announced the payment of approximately $2 million to three whistleblowers who provided information to the SEC that led to a qualifying enforcement action. The SEC said in a press release that the largest of the three awards, approximately $1.8 million, would go to the whistleblower who provided the information that prompted the SEC to open its investigation and who continued to provide valuable information throughout the investigation. The other two whistleblowers will receive approximately $65,000 each for providing information. These two whistleblowers appealed a preliminary determination of their respective awards, but the SEC upheld the preliminary determination. In that decision, the SEC noted that the information provided by the other two whistleblowers was submitted approximately 18 months after the original whistleblower submitted information that caused the SEC staff to open its investigation.