FSA has fined two private investors in Amerisur Resources plc. The men were individually contacted by the company's broker to tell them of a placing the next day at a substantial discount to market price. The broker told them this information was confidential and inside information and they they must not deal until it became public. But the two men sold existing shares before the placing and then rebuilt their positions by subscribing for discounted stock. FSA fined the individuals the amount of the profits they made and would have fined them each £20,000 were it not for their financial circumstances.