NEW YORK, November 2, 2018 – Levi & Korsinsky, LLP announces the commencement of a class action on behalf of all persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired securities of Bank OZK (“Bank OZK”) (NASDAQGS: OZK) between February 19, 2016 and October 18, 2018. You are hereby notified that the OZK class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Arkansas. To get more information about the Bank OZK lawsuit go to: https://www.zlk.com/pslra-1/bank-ozk-loss-form or contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972. There is no cost or obligation to you.
The OZK lawsuit alleges that throughout the class period Defendants issued materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) the Company lacked adequate internal controls to assess credit risk; (2) as a result, certain of the Company’s loans posed an increased risk of loss; (3) certain substandard loans were reasonably likely to lead to charge-offs; and (4) as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis. On October 18, 2018, the Company reported that it had “incurred combined charge-offs of $45.5 million on two Real Estate Specialties Group credits” that had previously been classified as substandard. On this news, the Company’s share price fell $9.33 per share to close at $25.52 per share on October 19, 2018.
If you suffered a loss in Bank OZK you have until December 26, 2018 to request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff. Your ability to share in any recovery doesn’t require that you serve as a lead plaintiff.
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