WILMINGTON, Del., July 17, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rigrodsky & Long, P.A.:
Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. announces that it has filed a class action complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of holders of Abaxis, Inc. (“Abaxis”) (NasdaqGS:ABAX) common stock in connection with the proposed acquisition of Abaxis by Zoetis, Inc. and its affiliate (“Zoetis”) announced on May 16, 2018 (the “Complaint”). The Complaint, which alleges violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 against Abaxis and its Board of Directors (the “Board”), is captioned Kent v. Abaxis, Inc., Case No. 3:18-cv-03834 (N.D. Cal.).
If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests, please contact plaintiff’s counsel, Seth D. Rigrodsky or Gina M. Serra at Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., 300 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1220, Wilmington, DE 19801, by telephone at (888) 969-4242, by e-mail at email@example.com, or at http://rigrodskylong.com/contact-us/.
On May 15, 2018, Abaxis entered into an agreement and plan of merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Zoetis. Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, shareholders of Abaxis will receive $83.00 in cash for each share of Abaxis stock they own (the “Proposed Transaction”).
Among other things, the Complaint alleges that, in an attempt to secure shareholder support for the Proposed Transaction, defendants issued materially incomplete disclosures in a proxy statement (the “Proxy Statement”) filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The Complaint alleges that the Proxy Statement omits material information with respect to, among other things, Abaxis’s financial projections and the analyses performed by Abaxis’s financial advisor. The Complaint seeks injunctive and equitable relief and damages on behalf of holders of Abaxis common stock.
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than September 17, 2018. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Any member of the proposed class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member.
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