August 8, 2011 (San Diego, CA) – Robbins Umeda LLP announces that the firm commenced a class action lawsuit on July 21, 2011, in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts on behalf of all persons who hold shares of common stock of Varian Semiconductor Equipment Associates, Inc. (“Varian Semiconductors” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: VSEA) against Varian Semiconductors and its board of directors for violations of sections 14(a) and 20(a) of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 in connection with the proposed acquisition of Varian Semiconductors by Applied Materials, Inc. (“Applied Materials”).
The complaint arises out of a May 4, 2011 press release announcing that Varian Semiconductors had entered into a definitive merger agreement with Applied Materials, pursuant to which Varian Semiconductors shareholders would receive $63 for each share of Varian Semiconductors they own (the “Proposed Acquisition”).
The complaint alleges that certain of the defendants, in connection with Proposed Acquisition, breached or aided and abetted the other defendants’ breaches of their fiduciary duties of loyalty and due care, as well as federal securities laws. The complaint further alleges that, in an attempt to secure shareholder approval of the Proposed Acquisition, the defendants filed a materially misleading Form S-4 Registration Statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission in violation of sections 14(a) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The omitted and/or misrepresented information is believed to be material in assisting Varian Semiconductors shareholders in making an informed decision whether or not to vote in favor of the Proposed Acquisition.
Plaintiff seeks injunctive relief on behalf of all Varian Semiconductors shareholders as of May 4, 2011 (the “Class”). The plaintiff is represented by Robbins Umeda LLP.
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than 60 days from July 21, 2011. If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests, please contact Gregory E. Del Gaizo, Esq. of Robbins Umeda LLP at 800-350-6003, via the shareholder information form below or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any member of the 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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