BENSALEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. ("Kirkland" or "the Company") (NYSE: KL) securities between January 8, 2018 and November 25, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Kirkland investors have until August 28, 2020 to file a lead plaintiff motion.
Investors suffering losses on their Kirkland investments are encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss their legal rights in this class action at 888-638-4847 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
On November 25, 2019, Kirkland announced that it would acquire Detour Gold Corporation (“Detour”) for $3.68 billion. The deal was dilutive to Kirkland’s reserve grade: while Kirkland’s reserve grade was 25 g/t before the deal, Detour’s reserve grade was 0.96 g/t. Moreover, the deal would lead to a 30% increase in Kirkland’s all-in sustaining costs.
On this news, the Company's share price fell as much as $8.18, or over 17%, to close at $39.44 per share on November 25, 2019.
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 Kirkland lacked adequate internal controls over financial reporting, especially as it relates to its projections of risks, reserve grade, and all-in sustaining costs; (2) that as a result of the known, but undisclosed, impending acquisition of Detour Gold Corporation, the Company’s projections relating to its risks, reserve grade, and all-in sustaining costs were false and misleading; (3) that the Company’s financial statements and projections were not fairly presented in conformity with International Financial Reporting Standards; and (4) that based on the foregoing, defendants lacked a reasonable basis for their positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects and/or lacked a reasonable basis and omitted material facts.
If you purchased Kirkland securities, have information or would like to learn more about these claims, or 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 www.howardsmithlaw.com.
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