12/01/2018 21:47:54

IMPORTANT KOBE STEEL, LTD. INVESTOR REMINDER: Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP announces that a securities class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of investors who su

NEW YORK, Jan. 12, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --

Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP announces that a federal securities class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of persons and entities that acquired Kobe Steel, Ltd. (OTC:KBSTY) (OTC:KBSTF) and certain of its officers, in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of all persons who purchased or acquired American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) of Kobe Steel during the period May 29, 2013 through October 12, 2017, inclusive (“Class Period”).

Investors who have incurred losses in Kobe Steel, Ltd. are urged to contact the firm immediately at classmember@whafh.com or (800) 575-0735 or (212) 545-4774. You may obtain additional information concerning the action on our website, www.whafh.com.

If you have incurred losses in the shares of Kobe Steel, Ltd. and would like to assist with the litigation process as a lead plaintiff, you may, no later than February 26, 2018, request that the Court appoint you lead plaintiff of the proposed class. Please contact Wolf Haldenstein to learn more about your rights as an investor in Kobe Steel, Ltd.

Kobe Steel is one of Japan’s largest steel manufacturers and a major supplier of aluminum and copper products.

During the Class Period, Kobe Steel repeatedly misrepresented the quality of its products and the integrity of its operations by emphasizing that it offers “excellent products and services” with “special attention to product safety” as it has “an organizational culture that is highly sensitive to compliance issues.”

Defendants’ statements pertaining to Kobe Steel’s products and performance of its operations were materially false and misleading because the company had intentionally falsified data on many of its aluminum, copper, iron and steel products, and knowingly sold products that failed quality control tests.

During the week of October 13, 2017, Kobe Steel admitted to falsifying inspection certificates on its core products in its aluminum and copper and iron and steel segments and not complying with customer standards.   As a result, Kobe Steel ADRs cumulatively declined $2.37 or approximately 40% during that week.   

Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP has extensive experience in the prosecution of securities class actions and derivative litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country.  The firm has attorneys in various practice areas; and offices in New York, Chicago and San Diego.  The reputation and expertise of this firm in shareholder and other class litigation has been repeatedly recognized by the courts, which have appointed it to major positions in complex securities multi-district and consolidated litigation.

If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions regarding your rights and interests in this case, please immediately contact Wolf Haldenstein by telephone at (800) 575-0735, via e-mail at classmember@whafh.com, or visit our website at www.whafh.com.

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Contact:

Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP

Kevin Cooper, Esq.

Gregory Stone, Director of Case and Financial Analysis

Email: gstone@whafh.com, kcooper@whafh.com or classmember@whafh.com

Tel: (800) 575-0735 or (212) 545-4774

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