STEVENSON, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of General Cable Corporation (NYSE: BGC) (“General Cable” or the “Company”) securities during the period between February 23, 2012 and February 10, 2016, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Investors who wish to become proactively involved in the litigation have until March 6, 2017 to seek appointment as lead plaintiff.
If you wish to choose counsel to represent you and the Class, you must apply to be appointed lead plaintiff and be selected by the Court. The lead plaintiff will direct the litigation and participate in important decisions including whether to accept a settlement for the Class in the action. The lead plaintiff will be selected from among applicants claiming the largest loss from investment in General Cable securities during the Class Period. Members of the Class will be represented by the lead plaintiff and counsel chosen by the lead plaintiff. No class has yet been certified in the above action.
The complaint accuses the defendants of violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by virtue of the defendants’ failure to disclose during the Class Period that General Cable paid millions of dollars in bribes to government officials in foreign countries in order to secure business, which was in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (the “FCPA”), General Cable’s revenues were in part the product of illegal conduct, and, as such, subject to disgorgement and unlikely to be sustainable, and the Company would be subjected to significant regulatory scrutiny and financial penalties.
According to the complaint, following a September 22, 2014 announcement that the Company was reviewing payment practices, and a February 10, 2016 announcement that the Company had increased a disgorgement accrual for a potential FCPA settlement to $33 million after identifying certain other transactions that may raise concerns, the value of General Cable shares declined significantly.
If you have suffered a loss in excess of $100,000 from investment in General Cable securities purchased on or after February 23, 2012 and held through the revelation of negative information during and/or at the end of the Class Period and would like to learn more about this lawsuit and your ability to participate as a lead plaintiff, without cost or obligation to you, please visit our website at http://www.browerpiven.com/currentsecuritiescases.html. You may also request more information by contacting Brower Piven either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (410) 415-6616. Brower Piven also encourages anyone with information regarding the Company’s conduct during the period in question to contact the firm, including whistleblowers, former employees, shareholders and others.
Attorneys at Brower Piven have extensive experience in litigating securities and other class action cases and have been advocating for the rights of shareholders since the 1980s. If you choose to retain counsel, you may retain Brower Piven without financial obligation or cost to you, or you may retain other counsel of your choice. You need take no action at this time to be a member of the class.