A number of broker-dealers were assessed censures but no fines in settlements with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority related to their offer and sale of shares of mutual funds to certain retirement plans and charitable organization customers with front-end sales charges when they were eligible to purchase shares without such charges. FINRA said each of the firms evidenced “extraordinary cooperation” by having initiated an internal investigation prior to being contacted by a regulator; establishing a plan of remediation; self-reporting; taking remedial steps; and implementing corrective steps “prior to detection or intervention by a regulator.”