State Street Corporation

State Street Corporation

State Street Corporation Securities Settlement

The lawsuit was settled for $60 million in cash. The following is a summary of the proceedings in the lawsuit: ‘Beginning on December 18, 2009, two class action complaints were filed in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts (the Court). By order dated May 25, 2010, the Court ordered that these cases be consolidated for all purposes as this Action, approved the appointment of Lead Plaintiffs and Co-Lead Counsel, and approved the appointment of Berman DeValerio as liaison counsel for the class. On July 29, 2010, Lead Plaintiffs filed and served their Consolidated Amended Class Action Complaint (the Complaint). The Complaint asserted claims against State Street, Ronald E. Logue and Edward J. Resch under Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the Exchange Act) and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder and against Logue and Resch under Section 20(a) of the Exchange Act, alleging that these defendants made, or controlled others who made, materially false and misleading statements and failed to disclose material facts about (i) State Street foreign exchange business, (ii) the quality of State Street internal controls, and (iii) the quality of assets held in State Street investment portfolio and in off-balance-sheet entities known as conduits. The Complaint alleged that these false and misleading statements and material omissions caused the price of State Street common stock to be artificially inflated. The Complaint also asserted claims against all Defendants under Section 11 of the Securities Act of 1933 (the Securities Act); against State Street and the Underwriter Defendants under Section 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act; and against certain of the Individual Defendants under Section 15 of the Securities Act, alleging that the defendants named in the Securities Act claims were statutorily liable for the allegedly materially untrue statements and misleading omissions in the registration statement and offering documents for a public offering of State Street common stock that occurred in June 2008. On September 24, 2010, Defendants filed and served their motions to dismiss the Complaint. The motions were fully briefed and the Court heard oral argument on February 16 and 17, 2011. On August 3, 2011, the Court entered its Memorandum and Order denying Defendants motions. On September 30, 2011, Defendants filed and served their answers to the Complaint. Defendants denied all liability and interposed a variety of defenses to the claims set forth in the Complaint. Following the entry of the Court opinion on Defendants motions to dismiss, the Parties engaged in extensive fact discovery. Document discovery included numerous document requests and interrogatories and resulted in the production of more than 24 million pages of documents that were reviewed and analyzed by Plaintiffs Counsel. Beginning in September 2013, Lead Plaintiffs took the depositions of witnesses, including senior officers of State Street. The Parties also engaged in extensive discovery relating to class certification, which included Plaintiffs production of hundreds of thousands of pages of documents to Defendants and the depositions of three Plaintiffs representatives. Discovery was vigorously contested. There were over 20 discovery motions brought by the various Parties, and there were approximately fifteen hearings before the magistrate judge who oversaw discovery issues in the Action. On October 28, 2013, Lead Plaintiffs filed their motion for class certification. Defendants had not filed their responses to the motion and the Court had not taken any action on the motion at the time that the agreement in principle to settle the Action was reached. On March 12, 2014, following arm-length settlement negotiations, Lead Plaintiffs and State Street reached an agreement in principle to settle the Action for a cash payment of $60,000,000 to be made on behalf of State Street for the benefit of the Settlement Class.’

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