The breaches of the Commercial Regulations (2.6.2 relating to the provision of a clean venue; 3.1.3 relating to on-pitch branding; 12.1 relating to an obligation to notify the ERC chief executive) were uncovered during AS Montferrand's Pool 4 First Round Heineken Cup clash with Swansea at Parc desSports Marcel Michelin on 12 October.
Mr Hunter's panel, which comprised Robert Horner (RFU) and Achille Reali (Italy), found AS Montferrand to be in breach of all three charges for having centre pitch and in-goal branding.
Commenting on the verdict Mr Hunter said:
AS Montferrand were fined Euros 50,000, Euros 20,000 payable within 30 days and Euros 30,000 suspended until the conclusion of any ERC tournament up to the end of the ending 2003/2004 season.
Costs were awarded against AS Montferrand. The club has the right to appeal.