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APOLLO EDUCATION GROUP INC filed this Form 10-K on 10/22/2015
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APOLLO EDUCATION GROUP, INC. AND SUBSIDIARIES
NOTES TO CONSOLIDATED FINANCIAL STATEMENTS

Because of the many questions of fact and law that may arise, the outcome of this legal proceeding is uncertain at this point. Based on the information available to us at present, we cannot reasonably estimate a range of loss for this action and, accordingly, we have not accrued any liability associated with this action.
Attorney General Investigations
In August 2015, we received an Investigative Subpoena from the Office of the Attorney General of the State of California. The Subpoena requires us to produce documents and information regarding the business and practices of University of Phoenix relating to members and former members of the U.S. military and California National Guard, including marketing, recruiting, billing, financial aid, accommodation and other services for military personnel, compliance with federal Executive Order 13607 (Establishing Principles of Excellence for Educational Institutions Serving Service Members, Veterans, Spouses, and Other Family Members), and use of U.S. military logos and emblems in marketing, for the time period of July 1, 2010 to the present. We are cooperating with the Subpoena. We cannot predict the eventual scope, duration or outcome of this matter at this time.
In May 2011 and January 2013, University of Phoenix received Civil Investigative Demands from the State of Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General. The Demands relate to an investigation of possible unfair or deceptive methods, acts, or practices by proprietary educational institutions in connection with the recruitment of students and the financing of education. The Demands seek documents, information and testimony regarding a broad spectrum of the University’s business for the time period of January 1, 2002 to the present. We are cooperating with the investigation. We cannot predict the eventual scope, duration or outcome of the investigation at this time.
On October 22, 2010, University of Phoenix received notice that the State of Florida Office of the Attorney General in Fort Lauderdale, Florida had commenced an investigation into possible unfair and deceptive trade practices associated with certain alleged practices of the University. The notice included a subpoena to produce documents and detailed information for the time period of January 1, 2006 to the present about a broad spectrum of the University’s business. We are cooperating with the investigation, but also filed a suit to quash or limit the subpoena and to protect information sought that constitutes proprietary or trade secret information. We cannot predict the eventual scope, duration or outcome of the investigation at this time.
Because of the many questions of fact and law that may arise, the outcome of these investigative proceedings is uncertain at this point. Based on the information available to us at present, we cannot reasonably estimate a range of loss for these matters and, accordingly, we have not accrued any liability associated with these matters.
In addition, from time to time, we receive requests for information from state Attorneys General, accrediting bodies, state higher education regulatory bodies and other federal and state government agencies relating to investigations or inquiries being conducted by other state or federal agencies, pending litigation or specific complaints received from students or former students. These requests can be broad and time consuming to respond to, and there is a risk that they could expand and/or lead to a formal inquiry or investigation into our practices. Among other such requests, we have received a request from the Wisconsin Department of Justice for information relating to programs offered by University of Phoenix to Wisconsin residents.
UNIACC Investigations
UNIACC was advised by the National Accreditation Commission of Chile in November 2011 that its institutional accreditation would not be renewed and therefore had lapsed. Subsequently, in June 2012, a prosecutor’s office in Santiago, Chile requested that UNIACC provide documents relating to UNIACC’s relationship with a former employee and consultant who served as a member of the National Accreditation Commission until March 2012, and we received requests for additional information in connection with this investigation. Furthermore, in August 2012, the prosecutor’s office began requesting that UNIACC provide information about UNIACC’s business structure and operations and its relationship with other Apollo entities, in connection with an additional investigation regarding UNIACC’s compliance with applicable laws concerning the generation of profit by universities such as UNIACC. The prosecutor’s office has also requested additional information from UNIACC regarding certain government funding received by the institution. UNIACC is cooperating with these investigations. At this time, we cannot predict the eventual scope, duration or outcome of these investigations.
In November 2012, UNIACC learned that the Ministry of Education was commencing a formal investigation into profit related issues and concerning the official recognition of UNIACC as a university under Chilean law. On November 18, 2013, we were notified by the Ministry of Education that it declined to pursue any charges against UNIACC and closed its investigation without imposing any sanction on UNIACC. In closing its investigation, the Ministry forwarded certain of its files for review by the Chilean tax authorities and the criminal prosecutor conducting the profit investigation referenced above.
Because of the many questions of fact and law that may arise, the outcome of these investigative proceedings is uncertain at this point. Based on the information available to us at present, we cannot reasonably estimate a range of loss for these matters and, accordingly, we have not accrued any liability associated with these matters.


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