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Komlossy Law, P.A. Files Lawsuit Against Sterling Bancorp

June 17, 2013, Hollywood, FL – Komlossy Law, P.A. has filed a lawsuit against Sterling Bancorp (“Sterling” or the “Company”)(NYSE:STL) and its Board of Directors (“Board”) in the Southern District of New York. On April 4, 2013, Sterling and Provident issued a joint press release announcing that the Company had entered into a definitive Agreement and Plan of Merger, dated April 3, 2013 (“Merger Agreement”) pursuant to which Provident will acquire all of the outstanding stock of Sterling in an all stock transaction. Sterling stockholders will receive 1.2625 shares of Provident common stock for each share of Sterling common stock they own (the “Exchange Ratio”); the transaction is valued at approximately $360 million.

The lawsuit alleges that the Proposed Transaction does not offer a meaningful premium to Sterling’s public shareholders. Based on Sterling’s closing stock price on April 3, 2013, the day before the announcement of the Proposed Transaction, the approximate […]

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Komlossy Law, P.A. Announces Investigation of Sterling Bancorp

April 8, 2013, Hollywood, FL – Komlossy Law, P.A. is investigating the Board of Directors of Sterling Bancorp (“Sterling” or the “Company”) (NYSE:STL) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with their attempt to complete a sale of the Company to Provident New York Bancorp (“Provident”) in a transaction valued at approximately $344 million. Pursuant to the terms of the proposed transaction, Sterling shareholders are to receive 1.2625 shares of Provident stock for each share of the Company. The consideration is valued at $11.12 per share based on April 3 closing stock prices.

The investigation involves whether the Board of Directors of Sterling breached their fiduciary duties to stockholders by failing to adequately shop the Company before agreeing to enter into the transaction, and whether the transaction is fair to shareholders with respect to price, process and disclosure of all material […]

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