NEW YORK, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities law firm, reminds investors in Agria Corporation ("Agria" or the "Company") (NYSE: GRO) of the January 9, 2017 deadline to seek the role of lead plaintiff in a federal securities class action lawsuit filed against the Company and certain officers.
The lawsuit has been filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey on behalf of all those who purchased Agria American Depository Shares ("ADSs") between December 16, 2011 and November 4, 2016 (the "Class Period"). The case, BALON v. AGRIA CORPORATION et al., No. 16-cv-08376 was filed on November 9, 2016, and has been assigned to Judge Leda D. Wettre.
The lawsuit focuses on whether the Company and its executives violated federal securities laws by failing to disclose that the Company and its executives had been engaging in trading to artificially inflate the Company's ADS price.
Specifically, on November 4, 2016, Agria issued a press release announcing that it received a letter from New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") on November 3, 2016, informing the Company that the NYSE decided to commence proceedings to delist Agria ADSs from the NYSE. The NYSE claimed that certain Company executives had been trading Agria ADSs in an effort to inflate the stock price. Further, the Company disclosed that, on December 23, 2015, it received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") relating to a nonpublic investigation into Agria's historic and ongoing business operations in China.
After these announcements, Agria ADSs was suspended on November 3, 2016 at a closing price of $0.85 per ADS.
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If you invested in Agria ADSs between December 16, 2011 and November 4, 2016 and would like to discuss your legal rights, visit www.faruqilaw.com/GRO. You can also contact us by calling Richard Gonnello toll free at 877-247-4292 or at 212-983-9330 or by sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP also encourages anyone with information regarding Agria's conduct to contact the firm, including whistleblowers, former employees, shareholders and others.
The court-appointed lead plaintiff is the investor with the largest financial interest in the relief sought by the class that is adequate and typical of class members who directs and oversees the litigation on behalf of the putative class. Any member of the putative class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member. Your ability to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision of whether or not to serve as a lead plaintiff.
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