BENSALEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Law Offices of Howard G. Smith reminds investors of the upcoming February 13, 2017 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of a class of investors who purchased or otherwise acquired New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc. (“New Oriental” or the “Company”) (NYSE: EDU) securities between September 27, 2016 and December 1, 2016, inclusive (the “Class Period”). New Oriental investors have until February 13, 2017 to file a lead plaintiff motion.
On December 2, 2016, Reuters issued an article alleging that New Oriental has been accused of conducting college application fraud. According to the article, several former and current New Oriental employees “told Reuters the firms have engaged in college application fraud, including writing application essays and teacher recommendations, and falsifying high school transcripts." The American International Recruitment Council ("AIRC") issued a statement later that day announcing that it would conduct its own investigation in regards to the allegations put forth in the Reuters article. AIRC's president-elect called the report "highly concerning."
On this news, shares of New Oriental fell over 14% per share on December 2, 2016.
According to the complaint filed in this class action, during the Class Period, New Oriental made false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) New Oriental allegedly engaged in college application fraud; and (2) as a result, Defendants’ statements about New Oriental’s business, operations and prospects were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times.
If you purchased New Oriental shares, you may move the Court no later than February 13, 2017 to request appointment as lead plaintiff. To be a member of the class you need not take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action and remain an absent member of the Class. If you wish to learn more about this action, or if you have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to email@example.com, or visit our website at http://www.howardsmithlaw.com.
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