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 Middle District of Tennessee, Nashville Division, on behalf of purchasers of BancorpSouth, Inc. (“Bancorp” or the “Company”) (NYSE: BXS) securities during the period between January 8, 2014 and July 21, 2014, inclusive (the “Class Period”).
If you have suffered a loss from investment in BancorpSouth securities purchased on or after January 8, 2014 and held through the revelation of negative information during and/or at the end of the Class Period, as described below, 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. No class has yet been certified in the above action. Members of the Class will be represented by the lead plaintiff and counsel chosen by the lead plaintiff.
If you wish to choose counsel to represent you and the Class, you must apply to be appointed lead plaintiff no later than September 29, 2014 and be selected by the Court. The lead plaintiff will direct the litigation and participate in important decisions including whether to accept a settlement and how much of a settlement to accept for the Class in the action. The lead plaintiff will be selected from among applicants claiming the largest loss from investment in Company units during the Class Period.
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 BancorpSouth’s operations and credit practices violated the Bank Secrecy Act (“BSA”) and federal anti-money-laundering programs, that the Company’s lending practices were not in compliance with the regulations promulgated by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and, that as a result of the forgoing BancorpSouth’s financial statements were materially false and misleading.
According to the complaint, following the Company’s July 21, 2014 press release announcing that federal bank regulators had identified concerns regarding the Company’s procedures, systems and processes related to certain of its compliance programs, including its Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money-laundering programs, the value of BancorpSouth shares declined significantly.
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.