NEW YORK, Oct. 27, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Pomerantz LLP announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed against Extreme Networks Inc. (“Extreme Networks” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:EXTR) and certain of its officers. The class action, filed in United States District Court, Northern District of California, is on behalf of a class consisting of all persons or entities who purchased Extreme Networks securities between November 4, 2013 and April 9, 2015 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 Extreme Networks securities during the Class Period, you have until December 22, 2015 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.
Extreme Networks develops and sells network infrastructure equipment and offers related services contracts for extended warranty and maintenance.
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 issued false and/or misleading statements and/or omitted adverse information concerning Extreme Networks' current financial condition and outlook for fiscal 2015, including, among other things, that the Company's revenue growth depended on the successful integration of Enterasys Networks, Inc., which Extreme Networks had acquired in 2013 but had not successfully integrated, which materially impaired the Company's ability to address persisting sales problems. In addition, Extreme Networks had begun an alliance with Lenovo, but during the Class Period defendants did not have sufficient visibility into Lenovo's server business plans to support the Company's quarterly and fiscal 2015 financial forecasts. As a result of these misrepresentations and/or omissions, Extreme Networks' stock traded at artificially inflated prices during the Class Period, reaching a high of $8.14 per share in intraday trading on January 23, 2014.
On April 9, 2015, after the markets closed, Extreme Networks preannounced that it would miss guidance for the third quarter of 2015, reporting revenue of $118-$120 million and earnings per share of ($0.09)-($0.07), significantly below prior guidance of $130-$140 million and ($0.03)-$0.02, respectively. The Company also announced that trading in its shares had been halted and that Jeff White, the Company's Chief Revenue Officer, who had been hired only six months earlier to manage the integration of the Extreme Networks and Enterasys salesforces, was "no longer with the Company."
On these disclosures, the Company's stock price fell almost 25%, from $3.24 per share to $2.50 per share.
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