NEW YORK, April 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against FLY Leasing Limited ("FLY" or the "Company") (NYSE: FLY) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court, Southern District of New York, and docketed under 16-cv-02220, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons or entities who purchased FLY securities between May 8, 2014 and March 7, 2016 inclusive (the "Class Period"). This class action seeks to recover damages against Defendants for alleged violations of the federal securities laws under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act").
If you are a shareholder who purchased FLY securities during the Class Period, you have until May 24, 2016 to ask the Court to appoint you as Lead Plaintiff for the class. A copy of the Complaint can be obtained at www.pomerantzlaw.com. To discuss this action, contact Robert S. Willoughby at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll free, ext. 9980. Those who inquire by e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address, telephone number, and number of shares purchased.
FLY, together with its subsidiaries, engages in purchasing and leasing commercial aircraft under multi-year contracts to various airlines worldwide. As of December 31, 2014, the Company's aircraft portfolio consisted of 127 commercial jet aircraft, including 116 narrow-body passenger aircraft and 11 wide-body passenger aircraft.
The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, defendants made materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company's business, operational and compliance policies. Specifically, defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) during fiscal years 2014 and 2015, FLY had engaged in improper accounting with respect to intangible assets and liabilities for aircraft acquired with in-place leases; and (ii) as a result of the foregoing, FLY's public statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On March 8, 2016, FLY disclosed that the Company and the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") were discussing FLY's accounting policy for business combinations, including FLY's accounting policy for intangible assets and liabilities for aircraft acquired with in-place leases. FLY stated that "if it is determined after the conclusion of the [SEC's] review that FLY should separately recognize other intangible assets or liabilities from what has been previously recorded, the impact could be material to FLY's previously issued consolidated financial statements and require modification to its accounting for the current and prior year results," and that, "as a result of the ongoing discussions with the [SEC], FLY may not be able to timely file its Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year ended December 31, 2015."
On this news, FLY stock fell $1.12 per share, or 8.2%, to close at $12.47 on March 8, 2016.
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Robert S. Willoughby
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