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Case Status:    ONGOING    
On or around 04/17/2024 (Date of last review)

Filing Date: April 17, 2024

According to the Complaint, Perion Network Ltd. is a global technology company that provides digital advertising products and services. Perion’s most significant search partner and largest source of revenue is Microsoft. The Company entered into its first agreement with Microsoft in 2010 and then entered into its current search services agreement in November 2020, which is effective from January 2021 through December 2024. Perion’s current agreement with Microsoft accounted for 37%, 35%, and 34% of Perion’s revenue in 2021, 2022 and 2023, respectively.

The Complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material facts, including that: (1) Perion’s search advertising business was not a reliable and significant growth driver and was in fact in decline; (2) Perion’s long-term relationship with Microsoft and search services agreement would not provide stability for Perion’s search advertising business; (3) there was an increased risk of Microsoft acting to unilaterally change its advertising pricing and mechanisms to the detriment of Perion while the search services agreement was in place; (4) Perion’s AI technology and Microsoft’s investment in ChatGPT would not protect or grow Perion’s search advertising revenue; and (5) based on the foregoing, Defendants lacked a reasonable basis for their positive statements about Perion’s search advertising business and related financial results, growth, and prospects.

Plaintiff re-filed the Complaint on April 17, 2024.

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