LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz (“FRC”) reminds investors of the upcoming December 30, 2019 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of Uniti Group Inc. (“Uniti” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: UNIT) investors who purchased securities between April 20, 2015 and February 15, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”).
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In 2015, Uniti was spun-off from Windstream Holdings, Inc. (“Windstream”). Following the spin-off, Windstream became Uniti’s primary customer.
On September 21, 2017, hedge fund Aurelius Capital Master, Ltd. (“Aurelius”), which owns more than 25% of Windstream’s unsecured notes due 2023, gave written notice to Windstream that the spin-off of Uniti constituted a sale and leaseback in breach of the notes’ indenture.
On February 15, 2019, United States District Judge Jesse M. Furman determined that Windstream had breached the indenture and awarded Aurelius a monetary judgment exceeding $310 million.
On this news, Uniti’s stock price fell $7.47 per share, or over 37%, to close at $12.51 per share on February 19, 2019, thereby injuring investors.
The complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose to investors: (1) that Uniti's financial results were not sustainable because its customer Windstream had defaulted on its unsecured notes; and (2) that as a result of the foregoing, Defendants' statements about Uniti's business, operations, and prospects, were false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.
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If you purchased or otherwise acquired Uniti securities during the Class Period you may move the Court no later than December 30, 2019 to request appointment as lead plaintiff in this putative class action lawsuit. 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 Frank R. Cruz, of FRC, 1999 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1100, Los Angeles, California 90067, at 310-914-5007, by email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.frankcruzlaw.com. If you inquire by email please include your mailing address, telephone number, and number of shares purchased.
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