Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of Newport Bancorp Inc.

Mar 06, 2013, 17:25 ET from Harwood Feffer LLP

NEW YORK, March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Harwood Feffer LLP (www.hfesq.com) is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of Newport Bancorp Inc. ("NFSB" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: NFSB) concerning the proposed acquisition of the Company by SI Financial Group, Inc. ("SIFG") in a transaction valued at approximately $61 million.

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On March 5, 2013, NFSB announced that it had entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which the Company will be acquired by SIFG.  Under the terms of the agreement, NFSB stockholders will have the right to elect to receive either $17.55 in cash or 1.5129 shares of SIFG common stock in exchange for each share of NFSB held. 

Our investigation concerns whether the NFSB board of directors is fulfilling its fiduciary duties, maximizing the value of the Company, disclosing all material benefits and costs, and obtaining full and fair consideration for Company shareholders. 

If you own NFSB shares and wish to discuss this matter with us, or have any questions concerning your rights and interests with regard to this matter, please contact:

Benjamin Sachs-Michaels, Esq. Robert I. Harwood, Esq. Harwood Feffer LLP 488 Madison Avenue New York, New York 10022 Phone Numbers: (877) 935-7400 (212)935-7400 Email: bsachsmichaels@hfesq.com Website: http://www.hfesq.com

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