(Reuters) – The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Thursday said Tenaris SA, a maker and supplier of steel pipe products, will pay more than $78 million to resolve charges concerning a bribery scheme involving its Brazilian subsidiary.

According to the SEC, the bribe scheme involved agents and employees of the Brazilian unit seeking to win business from Brazilian state-owned oil company Petrobras, and lasted from 2008 to 2013.

Tenaris did not admit or deny wrongdoing in agreeing to settle charges it violated a U.S. anti-bribery law, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

(Reporting by Jonathan Stempel in New York; Editing by Leslie Adler)