A French defence company partly owned by the state has been fined by a French court for having paid bribes to secure business in Nigeria.
Safran, known as Sagem until it merged with competitor Snecma in 2005, received a fine of 500,000 euros for paying the bribes.
The company said that it would appeal against the decision.
A Paris court found that Sagem endorsed bribes of between 22,000 and 36,000 euros between 2000 and 2003.
It found that Sagem had paid the bribes to Nigerian officials to secure a contract worth $214m to produce national ID cards.