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NEW YORK, July 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gainey McKenna & Egleston announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of all persons or entities who purchased Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras S.A. – Eletrobras (“Eletrobras” or the “Company”) (NYSE:EBR) securities between February 10, 2014 through April 29, 2015, inclusive (“Class Period”), alleging violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 against the Company and certain of its officers (the “Complaint”).
The Complaint alleges that, throughout the Class Period: (1) the Company’s senior officials were in non-compliance with the Company’s corporate governance directives and Code of Ethics; (2) as a result, the Company was subject to investigation and disciplinary action by various governmental and regulatory authorities; (3) the Company’s financial statements were materially false and misleading as they contained direct references to the Company’s Code of Ethics, and statements regarding its compliance with regulations and internal governance policies; (4) the Company lacked adequate internal and financial controls; (5) the SOX certifications signed by the Company’s senior management were materially false and misleading as senior management was aware of “any fraud, whether or not material”; and (6), as a result of the foregoing, the Company’s financial statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than September 21, 2015. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. If you wish to join the litigation, or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class action, please contact Thomas J. McKenna, Esq. or Gregory M. Egleston, Esq. of Gainey McKenna & Egleston at (212) 983-1300, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
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