On June 3, 2014, the SEC announced a whistleblower award of $875,000 to be split evenly between two individuals who provided information to the SEC that led to an enforcement action.  Although the SEC cannot reveal information that might directly or indirectly reveal a whistleblower’s identity, Sean McKessy, chief of the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower, stated that the two individuals sharing the award provided “original information and assistance that enabled [the SEC] to investigate and bring a successful enforcement action in a complex area of the securities market.”  Press Release, SEC, “SEC Awards $875,000 to Two Whistleblowers Who Aided Agency Investigation,” SEC Press Release No. 2014‑113 (June 3, 2014).