WAYNE, Pa., Jan. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Ryan & Maniskas, LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of all persons or entities that purchased the common stock of Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. ("Net 1" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: UEPS) between August 27, 2009 and November 27, 2013, inclusive (the "Class Period").
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 email@example.com or visit: www.rmclasslaw.com/cases/ueps.
Net 1 is a leading provider of payment solutions and transaction processing services across multiple industries and in a number of emerging economies. The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, defendants made materially false and misleading statements, and omitted materially adverse facts, about the Company's business, operations and prospects. Specifically, the Complaint alleges that the defendants concealed from the investing public that: (i) the Company's practices to secure contracts in South Africa were in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"); and (ii) as a result of the above, the Company's financial statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. As a result of defendants' false and misleading statements, the Company's stock traded at artificially inflated prices during the Class Period.
According to the Complaint, on December 4, 2012, the Company disclosed that it was under investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice, Criminal Division and the Division of the Enforcement of the Securities and Exchange Commission to determine whether the Company has "violated provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and other U.S. federal criminal laws by engaging in a scheme to make corrupt payments to officials of the Government of South Africa in connection with securing a contract with [the] South African Social Security Agency ("SASSA") to provide social welfare and benefits payments."
Then, on November 29, 2013, the Company announced that the South African Constitutional Court ruled that the tender process followed by the SASSA in awarding a contract to Net 1's wholly owned subsidiary Cash Paymaster Services (Proprietary) Limited ("CPS") was constitutionally invalid.
On this news, shares in Net 1 dropped more than 28%, closing at $8.19 per share on November 29, 2013, on unusually heavy trading volume.
If you are a member of the class, you may, no later than February 24, 2014, 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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