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Case Status:    SETTLED
On or around 05/31/2005 (Date of order of final judgment)

Filing Date: June 06, 2000

By the Final Judgment and Order of Dismissal with Prejudice signed by U.S. District Judge Clarence Cooper and entered on May 31, 2005, the Court approves the settlement as set forth in the Stipulation of Settlement. The Plan of Allocation is also approved and Plaintiffs Co-Lead Counsel are awarded 33 1/3% of the settlement fund in fees and $735,628 in reimbursement of expenses. The action is dismissed with prejudice.

According to a press release dated March 3, 2005, PRG-Schultz International Inc, formerly Profit Recovery Group International Inc., reported that on February 8, 2005, the Company entered into a Stipulation of Settlement of the Securities Class Action Litigation on behalf of all putative class members, pursuant to which it agreed to settle the consolidated class action for $6.75 million, which payment is expected to be made by the insurance carrier for the Company. On February 10, 2005, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division preliminarily approved the terms of the Settlement. The Court will hold a final approval hearing on May 26, 2005. Final settlement of the consolidated class action is subject to final approval by the Court.

As summarized by the Company’s FORM 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2004, beginning on June 6, 2000, three putative class action lawsuits were filed against the Company and certain of its present and former officers in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division. These cases were subsequently consolidated into one proceeding styled: In re Profit Recovery Group International, Inc. Sec. Litig., Civil Action File No. 1:00-CV-1416-CC (the “Securities Class Action Litigation”). On November 13, 2000, the Plaintiffs in these cases filed a Consolidated and Amended Complaint (the “Complaint”). In that Complaint, Plaintiffs allege that the Company and certain Individual Defendants violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder by allegedly disseminating false and misleading information about a change in the Company’s method of recognizing revenue and in connection with revenue reported for a division. Plaintiffs purport to bring this action on behalf of a class of persons who purchased the Company’s stock between July 19, 1999 and July 26, 2000. Plaintiffs seek an unspecified amount of compensatory damages, payment of litigation fees and expenses, and equitable and/or injunctive relief. On January 24, 2001, Defendants filed a Motion to Dismiss the Complaint for failure to state a claim under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act, 15 U.S.C. § 78u-4 et seq. The Court denied Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss on June 5, 2001. Defendants served their Answer to Plaintiffs’ Complaint on June 19, 2001. The Court granted Plaintiffs’ Motion for Class Certification on December 3, 2002.

The lawsuit charges Profit Recovery and certain of its officers, with violations of the federal securities laws by issuing materially false and misleading financial statements for the Company’s 1999 fiscal fourth quarter on February 16, 2000. On March 29, 2000 Profit Recovery announced that it would restate its reported fourth quarter financial results due to improperly recording revenue. Profit Recovery’s common stock plunged from $26 per share to $18 3/8 per share on March 30, 2000.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Services
Industry: Business Services
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

Ticker Symbol: PRGX
Company Market: NASDAQ
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: N.D. Georgia
DOCKET #: 00-CV-01416
JUDGE: Hon. Clarence Cooper
DATE FILED: 06/06/2000
CLASS PERIOD START: 02/16/2000
CLASS PERIOD END: 03/29/2000
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Berman DeValerio Pease Tabacco Burt & Pucillo (MA)
    One Liberty Square, Berman DeValerio Pease Tabacco Burt & Pucillo (MA), MA 2109
    617.542.8300 617.230.0903 · info@bermanesq.com
  2. Cauley, Geller, Bowman, Coates & Rudman LLP (San Diego, CA)
    225 Broadway, Suite 1900, Cauley, Geller, Bowman, Coates & Rudman LLP (San Diego, CA), CA 92010
    619.702.7350 619.702.7351 ·
  3. Chitwood & Harley LLP
    1230 Peachtree Street, N.E., 2300 Promenade II, Chitwood & Harley LLP, GA 30309
    888.873.3999 404.873.4476 · info@chitwoodlaw.com
  4. Law Offices of Leo W. Desmond
    2161 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., Suite 204, Law Offices of Leo W. Desmond, FL 33409
    888.337.6663 · Info@SecuritiesAttorney.com
  5. Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (New York, NY)
    One Pennsylvania Plaza, Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (New York, NY), NY 10119-1065
    212.594.5300 ·
  6. Schiffrin & Barroway LLP
    3 Bala Plaza E, Schiffrin & Barroway LLP, PA 19004
    610.667.7706 610.667.7056 · info@sbclasslaw.com
  7. Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP (New York)
    270 Madison Avenue, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP (New York), NY 10016
    212.545.4600 212.686.0114 · newyork@whafh.com
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COURT: N.D. Georgia
DOCKET #: 00-CV-01416
JUDGE: Hon. Clarence Cooper
DATE FILED: 11/13/2000
CLASS PERIOD START: 07/19/1999
CLASS PERIOD END: 07/26/2000
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Berman DeValerio Pease Tabacco Burt & Pucillo (MA)
    One Liberty Square, Berman DeValerio Pease Tabacco Burt & Pucillo (MA), MA 2109
    617.542.8300 617.230.0903 · info@bermanesq.com
  2. Chitwood & Harley LLP
    1230 Peachtree Street, N.E., 2300 Promenade II, Chitwood & Harley LLP, GA 30309
    888.873.3999 404.873.4476 · info@chitwoodlaw.com
  3. Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman LLP (Boca Raton)
    5355 Town Center Road, Suite 900, Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman LLP (Boca Raton), FL 33486
    561.361.5000 561.367.8400 · info@milbergweiss.com
  4. Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (New York, NY)
    One Pennsylvania Plaza, Milberg Weiss Bershad Hynes & Lerach LLP (New York, NY), NY 10119-1065
    212.594.5300 ·
  5. Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP (New York)
    270 Madison Avenue, Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP (New York), NY 10016
    212.545.4600 212.686.0114 · newyork@whafh.com
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