SWS GROUP INVESTOR ALERT: Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP Announces the Investigation of SWS Group, Inc. (SWS) Over the Proposed Sale of the Company to Hilltop Holdings Inc. (HTH)
Juan E. Monteverde, a partner at Faruqi & Faruqi, LLP, a leading national securities firm headquartered in New York City, is investigating the Board of Directors of SWS Group, Inc. (“SWS” or the “Company”) (NYSE: SWS) for potential breaches of fiduciary duties in connection with the sale of the Company to Hilltop Holdings Inc. The Company’s stockholders will only receive per share consideration of 0.2496 shares of Hilltop common stock and $1.94 of cash, equating to $7.88 per share based on Hilltop’s closing price on March 31, 2014. This offer price is lower than the previous $8 cash per share offer made by Esposito Global.
The investigation focuses on whether SWS’s Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to the Company’s stockholders by failing to conduct a fair sales process and whether and by how much this proposed transaction undervalues the Company to the detriment of SWS’s shareholders.
If you own common stock in SWS and wish to obtain additional information and protect your investments free of charge, please contact Juan E. Monteverde, Esq. either via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at (877) 247-4292 or (212) 983-9330.