Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation Provides Notice of Proposed Settlement of E*TRADE Financial Corporation Securities Class Action

Jul 23, 2012, 09:00 ET from Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation

NEW YORK, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement is being issued by Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation regarding the E*TRADE Financial Corporation Securities Class Action.

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK

LARRY FREUDENBERG, Individually and On Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated, Plaintiff, against
E*TRADE FINANCIAL CORPORATION, MITCHELL H. CAPLAN, ROBERT J. SIMMONS and DENNIS E. WEBB, Defendants.

Civil Action No.  07 Civ. 8538 (JPO) (MHD)

SUMMARY NOTICE OF PROPOSED SETTLEMENT OF CLASS ACTION

To: All persons and entities who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of E*TRADE Financial Corporation between April 19, 2006 and November 9, 2007, both dates inclusive.

This Summary Notice is given pursuant to Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and an Order of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York ("Court"), dated June 12, 2012. The purpose of this Summary Notice is to inform you of the proposed settlement of the above-entitled class action ("Action") against defendants E*TRADE Financial Corporation ("E*TRADE"), Mitchell H. Caplan, Robert J. Simmons, and Dennis E. Webb (collectively, "Defendants").

A Settlement Hearing will be held before the Honorable J. Paul Oetken, United States District Judge, at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY 10007, at 3:00 p.m. on October 11, 2012 in order: (1) to determine whether the Court should grant certification to the Settlement Class pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 23(a) and (b)(3); (2) to determine whether the Settlement consisting of $79,000,000 in cash should be approved as fair, reasonable, and adequate to the Settlement Class and the proposed Judgment entered; (3) to determine whether the proposed Plan of Allocation for the proceeds of the Settlement is fair and reasonable, and should be approved by the Court; (4) to determine whether the applications by Plaintiffs' Counsel for an award of attorneys' fees not to exceed one-third of the Settlement Amount and up to $750,000 in reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses should be approved; and (5) to rule upon such other matters as the Court may deem appropriate.

If you purchased or otherwise acquired E*TRADE securities between April 19, 2006 and November 9, 2007 (both dates inclusive), and are not otherwise excluded from the Settlement Class, you are a Settlement Class Member. Settlement Class Members will be bound by the final judgment of the Court. If you are a Settlement Class Member, in order to share in the distribution of the Net Settlement Fund, you must submit a Proof of Claim postmarked no later than October 31, 2012, establishing that you are entitled to recovery. If you are a Settlement Class Member and need an additional Proof of Claim, copies may be obtained by telephoning the Claims Administrator at 1-800-903-8296 or by downloading the form on the internet at www.gcginc.com.

If you do not wish to be included in the Settlement Class and you do not wish to participate in the proposed Settlement, you may request to be excluded, in the manner set forth in the full Notice of Proposed Settlement of Class Action ("Notice"), no later than September 10, 2012. If you are a Settlement Class Member and do not timely and validly request exclusion from the Settlement Class, and you wish to object to the Settlement, the Plan of Allocation and/or Plaintiffs' Counsel's application for an award of attorneys' fees and/or reimbursement of expenses, you may submit a written objection. You also may, but are not required to, appear at the Settlement Hearing. You must file and serve any written objection, in the manner specifically set forth in the Notice, no later than September 10, 2012. The procedures that MUST be followed for Settlement Class Members to request exclusion from the Settlement Class or to object to the Settlement, the Plan of Allocation and/or application for attorneys' fees and/or reimbursement of expenses are set forth in full in the Notice. You are urged to obtain a copy of the Notice, which includes, among other things, a description of: (1) the litigation in the Action prior to the Settlement; (2) the terms of the proposed Settlement; (3) the benefits of the Settlement to the Settlement Class; (4) the Plan of Allocation for the proceeds of the Settlement; (5) the rights of Settlement Class Members; (6) the release of claims against Defendants and their Related Parties; (7) the application for an award of attorneys' fees and expenses; and (8) additional details concerning the Settlement Hearing, excluding oneself from the Settlement Class and/or objecting to the Settlement, the Plan of Allocation, and/or the application for attorneys' fees and/or reimbursement of expenses.

PLEASE DO NOT CONTACT THE COURT OR DEFENDANTS' COUNSEL REGARDING THIS NOTICE.

For additional information, you may contact the Claims Administrator at the following address:

E*TRADE Securities Class Action
Claims Administrator
c/o The Garden City Group, Inc.
PO Box 9888
Dublin, OH 43017-5788
1-800-903-8296

This is only a summary notice. The full notice may be accessed at: www.gcginc.com.

Dated: June 12, 2012
J. Paul Oetken
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE

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