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On or around 11/13/2017 (Ongoing date of last review)

Filing Date: May 05, 2014

According to the law firm press release, Och-Ziff is a publicly owned investment management company that was founded in 1994 and is based New York, New York with additional offices in London, United Kingdom; Hong Kong; Tokyo, Japan; Bangalore, India; and Beijing, China.

The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, defendants made false and/or misleading statements, and failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company's business, operations, prospects and performance. Specifically, during the Class Period, defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (i) the Company violated relevant anti-bribery laws by accepting an investment from the Libyan Investment Authority, a sovereign wealth fund; (ii) the Company loaned $234 million to help finance two ventures in the Democratic Republic of Congo in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ("FCPA"); (iii) beginning in 2011, the Company received subpoenas from the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") and the United States Department of Justice ("DOJ") in connection with the transactions mentioned above; and (iv) as a result of the above, the Company's financial statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

On February 3, 2014, the Wall Street Journal ("WSJ") reported that the U.S. Department of Justice (the "DOJ") joined a widening investigation of banks, private-equity firms and hedge funds, including Och-Ziff, relating to the possible violation of anti-bribery laws in their dealings with Libya's government-run investment fund. The article also stated that the criminal investigation by the DOJ was proceeding alongside a civil probe by the SEC that began in 2011.

On the news, Och-Ziff stock fell $0.87, or 6.7%, to close at $12.08 on heavy volume.

On April 27, 2014, the WSJ published an article providing details about the Och-Ziff investments in Africa under investigation by the SEC and DOJ. The article stated that the probe centered on two loans totaling $234 million, to companies controlled by a controversial mining executive, which helped finance two ventures in the Democratic Republic of Congo involving properties that were the subject of ownership disputes.

On this news, shares in Och-Ziff fell $1.28, or almost 10%, on heavy trading volume, to close at $11.65 on April 28, 2014.

On September 24, 2014, the Court issued an Order appointing lead plaintiff and approving lead counsel. Lead plaintiffs filed a consolidated complaint on November 24.

On February 17, 2016, the Court issued an Order granting in part and denying in part Defendants' motion to dismiss.

An amended complaint was filed on November 18, 2016.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Financial
Industry: Investment Services
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

Ticker Symbol: OZM
Company Market: New York SE
Market Status: Public (Listed)

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COURT: S.D. New York
DOCKET #: 14-CV-03251
JUDGE: Hon. J. Paul Oetken
DATE FILED: 05/05/2014
CLASS PERIOD START: 02/09/2012
CLASS PERIOD END: 04/25/2014
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Pomerantz LLP (New York)
    600 Third Avenue, Pomerantz LLP (New York), NY 10016
    212.661.1100 212.661.8665 · info@pomerantzlaw.com/
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COURT: S.D. New York
DOCKET #: 14-CV-03251
JUDGE: Hon. J. Paul Oetken
DATE FILED: 11/18/2016
CLASS PERIOD START: 11/18/2011
CLASS PERIOD END: 04/11/2016
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Pomerantz LLP (New York)
    600 Third Avenue, Pomerantz LLP (New York), NY 10016
    212.661.1100 212.661.8665 · info@pomerantzlaw.com/
  2. The Rosen Law Firm P.A. (New York)
    275 Madison Avenue, 34th Floor, The Rosen Law Firm P.A. (New York), NY 10016
    (212) 686-1060 (212) 202-3827 ·
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