WAYNE, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Ryan & Maniskas, LLP (www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/fb) announces that a class action has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of Facebook, Inc. (“Facebook”) (NASDAQ:FB) common stock pursuant and/or traceable to the Company’s May 18, 2012 initial public offering (the “IPO”).
For more information regarding this class action suit, please contact Ryan & Maniskas, LLP (Richard A. Maniskas, Esquire) toll-free at (877) 316-3218 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/fb.
The complaint charges Facebook and certain of its officers and directors with violations of the Securities Act of 1933 (“Securities Act”).
On or about May 16, 2012, Facebook filed with the SEC a Form S-1/A Registration Statement (the “Registration Statement”) for the IPO. On or about May 18, 2012, the Prospectus (the “Prospectus”), which forms part of the Registration Statement, became effective and defendants sold 421 million shares of Facebook common stock to the public at $38 per share, for total proceeds of more than $16 billion.
The complaint alleges that the Registration Statement and Prospectus issued in connection with the IPO were false and misleading in violation of the Securities Act. The complaint asserts that defendants failed to disclose that because Facebook was experiencing a pronounced reduction in revenue growth due to an increase of users of its Facebook app or website through mobile devices rather than traditional PCs, at the time of the IPO the Company had told the lead underwriters to reduce their 2012 performance estimates for Facebook. These revisions were material information which was not shared with all investors, but rather, was selectively disclosed by defendants to certain preferred investors and omitted from the Registration Statement and/or Prospectus.
If you are a member of the class, you may, no later than July 23, 2012, request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff of the class. A lead plaintiff is a representative party that acts on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. In order to be appointed lead plaintiff, the Court must determine that the class member's claim is typical of the claims of other class members, and that the class member will adequately represent the class. Under certain circumstances, one or more class members may together serve as "lead plaintiff." Your ability to share in any recovery is not, however, affected by the decision whether or not to serve as a lead plaintiff. You may retain Ryan & Maniskas, LLP or other counsel of your choice, to serve as your counsel in this action.
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