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Lawsuit filed for Investors in United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: UCFC) in effort to Halt the Takeover

02-11-2020 04:17 PM CET | Business, Economy, Finances, Banking & Insurance

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A lawsuit was filed for investors in shares of United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: UCFC).

A lawsuit was filed for investors in shares of United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: UCFC).

The Shareholders Foundation announced that an investor, who currently holds shares of United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: UCFC), filed a lawsuit against the takeover of United Community Financial Corp.

Investors who purchased shares of United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: UCFC) and currently hold any of those NASDAQ: UCFC shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at mail@shareholdersfoundation.com or call +1(858) 779 - 1554.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants breached their fiduciary duties owed to NASDAQ: UCFC stockholders by agreeing to sell United Community Financial Corp cheaply via an unfair process.

Youngstown, OH based United Community Financial Corp. operates as the holding company for Home Savings Bank that provides consumer and business banking services.

On September 9, 2019, First Defiance Financial Corp (Nasdaq: FDEF) and United Community Financial Corp. (Nasdaq: UCFC) announced the signing of a merger agreement under which United Community will merge into First Defiance in a stock-for-stock transaction. Under the terms of the merger agreement, shareholders of United Community will receive 0.3715 shares of First Defiance common stock for each share of United Community common stock. Based upon a closing price for First Defiance as of September 6, 2019 of $26.32, investor in NASDAQ: UCFC shares will receive a value of approximately $9.77 per share.

However, the plaintiff alleges that , in an attempt to secure shareholder support for the Proposed Transaction, defendants issued materially incomplete disclosures in a Form S-4 Registration Statement (the "Registration Statement") filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The Complaint alleges that the Registration Statement omits material information with respect to, among other things, the Company's and First Defiance's financial projections and the analyses performed by United Community's financial advisor. The Complaint seeks injunctive and equitable relief and damages on behalf of holders of United Community common stock.

United Community Financial Corp. reported that its annual Total Revenue rose from $103.29 million in 2017 to $112.65 million in 2018 and that its Net Income increased from $21.78 million in 2017 to $37.17 million in 2018.

Shares of United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: UCFC) reached on September 19, 2019, as high as $10.98 per share.

Those who are current investors in United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: UCFC) shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

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Shareholders Foundation, Inc.
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Tel: +1-(858)-779-1554
E-Mail: mail@shareholdersfoundation.com

About Shareholders Foundation, Inc.
The Shareholders Foundation, Inc. is a professional portfolio monitoring and settlement claim filing service, and an investor advocacy group, which does research related to shareholder issues and informs investors of securities class actions, settlements, judgments, and other legal related news to the stock/financial market. Shareholders Foundation, Inc. is in contact with a large number of shareholders and offers help, support, and assistance for every shareholder. The Shareholders Foundation, Inc. is not a law firm. Referenced cases, investigations, and/or settlements are not filed/initiated/reached and/or are not related to Shareholders Foundation. The information is provided as a public service. It is not intended as legal advice and should not be relied upon.

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