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Case Status:    SETTLED
On or around 10/06/2009 (Date of order of final judgment)

Filing Date: July 24, 2001

According to the Company’s FORM 10-K for the period from November 1, 2004 to October 31, 2005, the settlement was presented to the Court for preliminary approval in June 2004. The Court preliminarily approved most of the settlement in February 2005, but requested a few minor modifications be made to its terms. These modifications were made and the Court preliminarily approved the modified settlement agreement in August 2005. The settlement agreement will be presented to shareholders in the coming months. While the Court is expected to finally approve or disapprove the settlement following the period of notice and possible objections by shareholders, there can be no guarantee that the settlement will be judicially approved.

As summarized by the same SEC filing, in July and August 2001, the Company and certain of its officers were named as defendants in five purported securities class action lawsuits filed in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, captioned as In re GRIC Communications, Inc. Initial Public Offering Securities Litigation, No. 01 Civ 6771 (SAS), and consolidated with more than three hundred substantially identical proceedings as In re Initial Public Offering Securities Litigation, Master File No. 21 MC 92 (SAS). The Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint for Violation of the Federal Securities Laws (“Consolidated Complaint”) was filed on or about April 19, 2002. In October 2002, certain of the Company’s officers and directors who had been named as defendants in the In re Initial Public Offering Securities Litigation were dismissed without prejudice upon order of the presiding judge. In February 2003, the presiding judge dismissed the Section 10(b) claims against the Company and its named officers and directors with prejudice. From September 2002 through June 2003, the Company participated in settlement negotiations with a committee of issuers’ litigation counsel, plaintiffs’ executive committee and representatives of various insurance companies (the “Insurers”). The Company’s Insurers were actively involved in the settlement negotiations, and strongly supported a settlement proposal presented to the Company for consideration in early June 2003. The settlement proposed by the plaintiffs would be paid for by the Insurers and would dispose of all remaining claims against the Company. The Company decided to approve the settlement proposal in July 2003.

The complaint charges defendants with violations of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 for issuing a Registration Statement and Prospectus (the "Prospectus") that contained materially false and misleading information and failed to disclose material information. Specifically, the complaint alleges that the Prospectus was false and misleading because it failed to disclose (i) the Underwriter Defendants' agreement with certain investors to provide them with significant amounts of restricted GRIC shares in the IPO in exchange for exorbitant and undisclosed commissions; and (ii) the agreement between the Underwriter Defendants and certain of its customers whereby the Underwriter Defendants would allocate shares in the IPO to those customers in exchange for the customers' agreement to purchase GRIC shares in the after-market at pre-determined prices.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Services
Industry: Communications Services
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

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

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COURT: S.D. New York
DOCKET #: 01-CV-6771
JUDGE: Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin
DATE FILED: 07/24/2001
CLASS PERIOD START: 12/15/1999
CLASS PERIOD END: 12/06/2000
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Bernstein Liebhard & Lifshitz, LLP (New York)
    10 E. 40th Street, 22nd Floor, Bernstein Liebhard & Lifshitz, LLP (New York), NY 10016
    800.217.1522 · info@bernlieb.com
  2. Stull, Stull & Brody (New York)
    6 East 45th Street, Stull, Stull & Brody (New York), NY 10017
    310.209.2468 310.209.2087 · SSBNY@aol.com
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COURT: S.D. New York
DOCKET #: 01-CV-6771
JUDGE: Hon. Shira A. Scheindlin
DATE FILED: 04/19/2002
CLASS PERIOD START: 12/14/1999
CLASS PERIOD END: 12/06/2000
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Bernstein Liebhard & Lifshitz, LLP (New York)
    10 E. 40th Street, 22nd Floor, Bernstein Liebhard & Lifshitz, LLP (New York), NY 10016
    800.217.1522 · info@bernlieb.com
  2. Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman LLP (New York)
    One Pennsylvania Plaza, 49th Floor, Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman LLP (New York), NY 10119
    212.594.5300 212.868.1229 · info@milbergweiss.com
  3. 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 ·
  4. Schiffrin & Barroway LLP
    3 Bala Plaza E, Schiffrin & Barroway LLP, PA 19004
    610.667.7706 610.667.7056 · info@sbclasslaw.com
  5. Sirota & Sirota LLP
    110 Wall Street 21st Floor, Sirota & Sirota LLP, NY 10005
    888.759.2990 212.425.9093 · Info@SirotaLaw.com
  6. Stull, Stull & Brody (New York)
    6 East 45th Street, Stull, Stull & Brody (New York), NY 10017
    310.209.2468 310.209.2087 · SSBNY@aol.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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