Goldman, Sachs & Co. and Morgan Stanley & Co. Incorporated (the “Settling Defendants”) have denied andcontinue to deny each and all of the claims and contentions alleged in the Amended Federal Securities Class ActionComplaint and believe that they have meritorious defenses to those claims and contentions. The Settlement shall in noevent be construed as, or deemed to be evidence of, an admission or concession by any of the Settling Defendants withrespect to any claim of any fault or liability or wrongdoing or damage to the Class Members in this Action.Nevertheless, the Settling Defendants who are participating in the Settlement have concluded that further defense of the Action would be protracted and expensive, and also have taken into account the uncertainty, risks, and distractionsinherent in any litigation.
If the Case Had Not Settled:
The Settlement must be compared to the risk of no recovery after contested dispositivemotions, trial and likely appeals. A trial is a risky proposition and Lead Plaintiffs may not prevail. The claims in theAction involve numerous complex legal and factual issues, many of which would require expert testimony. The SettlingParties disagree on both liability and damages, and do not agree on the average amount of damages per share, if any, thatwould be recoverable if Lead Plaintiffs were to have prevailed on each claim alleged. Among the many key issues aboutwhich Lead Plaintiffs and the Settling Defendants do not agree are: (1) whether any of the Settling Defendants violatedthe securities laws or otherwise engaged in any wrongdoing; (2) whether the misrepresentations and omissions allegedby the Lead Plaintiffs were material, false, misleading, or otherwise actionable under the securities laws; (3) the extent(if any) that the alleged misrepresentations and omissions influenced the trading prices of RSL common stock during theClass Period; and (4) the method for determining whether, and the extent to which, purchasers of RSL common stock suffered injury and damages that could be recovered at trial.
Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses:
Lead Counsel has not received any payment for its work or expenses incurred ininvestigating the facts, conducting this litigation and negotiating the Settlement on behalf of the Lead Plaintiffs and theClass. Lead Counsel will ask the Court for attorneys’ fees not to exceed one-third (1/3) of the Settlement Fund andexpenses not to exceed $350,000 to be paid from the Settlement Fund. Lead Plaintiffs will also request reimbursement of their actual costs and expenses (including lost wages) directly related to their representation of the Class, not to exceed$10,000 each.If the above amounts are requested and approved by the Court, the average cost per share of common stock (basedon the estimated 41,164,162 purportedly damaged RSL shares) will be approximately $0.06 per share, making theestimated recovery per share after fees and expenses $0.10.
Dismissal and Releases:
If the proposed Settlement is approved, the Court will enter a Final Judgment and Order of Dismissal with Prejudice (the “Judgment”). The Judgment will dismiss the Released Claims with prejudice as to theReleased Persons, which include the Settling Defendants and their Related Parties (including, but not limited to, theirparents, subsidiaries, and affiliates, and all of their employees, directors and officers). The Judgment will provide that allClass Members shall be deemed to have released and forever discharged all Released Claims (to the extent Members of the Class have such claims) against all Released Persons. The terms of the Releases, including the meaning of the term“Released Claims,” are set forth in the Proof of Claim and Release form that is enclosed.
Submit Claim: February 22, 2011File Objection: January 10, 2011Request Exclusion: January 10, 2011
Court Hearing on Fairness of Settlement:
January 31, 2011
Claims Administrator Lead Counsel
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