The Shareholders Foundation announced that an investor, who purchased NYSE:SO shares, filed a lawsuit over alleged Securities Laws violations by Southern Co in connection with certain allegedly false and misleading statements.
Investors who purchased shares of Southern Co (NYSE:SO) have certain options and for certain investors are short and strict deadlines running. Deadline: March 24, 2017. NYSE:SO investors should contact the Shareholders Foundation at firstname.lastname@example.org or call +1(858) 779 – 1554.
In 2006, Southern Company announced plans for a “clean coal” plant to be built in Kemper County, Mississippi (the “Kemper Plant”) by its subsidiary, Mississippi Power. At the time the project broke ground in 2010, a funding package of almost $1 billion in U.S. Department of Energy grants and Internal Revenue Service tax credits was in place, provided that construction of the plant was completed by May 2014.
According to the complaint the plaintiff alleges on behalf of purchasers of Southern Co (NYSE:SO) common shares between April 25, 2012 and October 29, 2013, that the defendants violated Federal Securities Laws. More specifically, the plaintiff claims that between April 25, 2012 and October 29, 2013 defendants made false and misleading statements and/or failed to disclose adverse information regarding the progress of the Kemper Plant, assuring investors that the project would be completed by the critical May 2014 deadline, even when cost overruns and other delays began to materialize, and that as a result of defendants’ false statements and/or omissions, Southern Company common stock traded at artificially inflated prices between April 25, 2012 and October 29, 2013.
On October 30, 2013, Southern Co announced its third quarter 2013 financial results, disclosing an after-tax charge of $93 million “related to increased cost estimates for the construction” of the Kemper Plant.
During an earnings conference call the same day it was disclosed that the in-service date for the Kemper Plant would be delayed until year-end 2014.
On February 8, 2017, shares closed at $49.22 per share.
Those who purchased NYSE:SO shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.
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