NEW YORK, April 12, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Juan Monteverde, founder and managing partner at Monteverde & Associates PC, a boutique securities class action firm headquartered at the Empire State Building in New York City, is investigating Astoria Financial Corp. ("Astoria" or the "Company") (NYSE: AF) and its Board of Directors for potential securities laws violations and/or breaches of fiduciary duties in connection with the sale of the Company to Sterling Bancorp ("Sterling") (NYSE: STL). The Company's stockholders will only receive 0.875 shares in Sterling Bancorp for for each Astoria share they own.
The investigation focuses on whether Astoria and its Board of Directors violated securities laws and/or breached their fiduciary duties to the Company's stockholders by 1) failing to conduct a fair process 2) whether and by how much this proposed transaction undervalues the Company by and 3) failing to disclose all material financial information in connection with the upcoming shareholder meeting.
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Contact: Juan E. Monteverde, Esq. MONTEVERDE & ASSOCIATES PC The Empire State Building 350 Fifth Ave. Suite 4405 New York, NY 10118 United States of America [email protected] Tel: (212) 971-1341
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