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Case Status:    ONGOING    
On or around 05/15/2019 (Ongoing date of last review)

Filing Date: February 08, 2019

According to the Complaint, SI Financial Group, Inc. ("SI FI" or the "Company") is the parent holding company for Savings Institute Bank and Trust Company (the “Bank”). The Bank operates as a community-oriented financial institution offering a full range of financial services to consumers and businesses in its market area, including life
insurance and annuities.

On December 11, 2018, the Company and Berkshire Hills Bancorp, Inc. ("BHBI") issued a joint press release announcing the Proposed Transaction. Pursuant to the Merger Agreement: (i) SI FI will merge with and into BHBI, with BHBI surviving the merger, and (ii) the separate corporate existence of the Company shall cease.

The Complaint alleges that on January 4, 2019, in order to convince SI FI’s public common stockholders to vote in favor of the Proposed Transaction, BHBI filed a materially incomplete and misleading Form S-4 Registration Statement (the “Proxy”) with the SEC, in violation of Sections 14(a) and 20(a) of the Exchange Act.

On May 13, 2019, Plaintiff filed an amended Complaint.

COMPANY INFORMATION:

Sector: Financial
Industry: S&Ls/Savings Banks
Headquarters: United States

SECURITIES INFORMATION:

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

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COURT: D. Connecticut
DOCKET #: 19-CV-00199
JUDGE: Hon. Michael P. Shea
DATE FILED: 02/08/2019
CLASS PERIOD START: 12/11/2018
CLASS PERIOD END: 02/08/2019
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Gainey McKenna & Egleston
    440 Park Avenue South, 5th Floor, Gainey McKenna & Egleston, NY 10016
    212.983.1300 212.983.0380 ·
  2. Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLC
    500 West Putnam Avenue, Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLC
    203.869.3800 203.869.1951 ·
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COURT: D. Connecticut
DOCKET #: 19-CV-00199
JUDGE: Hon. Michael P. Shea
DATE FILED: 05/13/2019
CLASS PERIOD START: 12/11/2018
CLASS PERIOD END: 02/08/2019
PLAINTIFF FIRMS NAMED IN COMPLAINT:
  1. Gainey McKenna & Egleston
    440 Park Avenue South, 5th Floor, Gainey McKenna & Egleston, NY 10016
    212.983.1300 212.983.0380 ·
  2. Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLC
    500 West Putnam Avenue, Whitman Breed Abbott & Morgan LLC
    203.869.3800 203.869.1951 ·
No Document Title Filing Date
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