The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz reminds investors of the upcoming August 28, 2020 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of investors who purchased Kirkland Lake Gold Ltd. ("Kirkland" or "the Company") (NYSE: KL) securities between January 8, 2018 and November 25, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”).
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On November 25, 2019, Kirkland announced that it would acquire Detour Gold Corporation (“Detour”) for $3.68 billion. The deal was dilutive to Kirkland’s reserve grade: While Kirkland’s reserve grade was 25 g/t before the deal, Detour’s reserve grade was 0.96 g/t. Moreover, the deal would lead to a 30% increase in Kirkland’s all-in sustaining costs.
On this news, the Company's share price fell as much as $8.18, or over 17%, to close at $39.44 per share on November 25, 2019.
The complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose to investors: (1) that Kirkland lacked adequate internal controls over financial reporting, especially as it relates to its projections of risks, reserve grade, and all-in sustaining costs; (2) that as a result of the known, but undisclosed, impending acquisition of Detour Gold Corporation, the Company’s projections relating to its risks, reserve grade, and all-in sustaining costs were false and misleading; (3) that the Company’s financial statements and projections were not fairly presented in conformity with International Financial Reporting Standards; and (4) that based on the foregoing, defendants lacked a reasonable basis for their positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects and/or lacked a reasonable basis and omitted material facts.
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If you purchased or otherwise acquired Kirkland securities during the Class Period, you may move the Court no later than August 28, 2020 to request appointment as lead plaintiff in this putative class action lawsuit. To be a member of the class action you need not take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action and remain an absent member of the class action. If you wish to learn more about this class action, or if you have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to the pending class action lawsuit, please contact Frank R. Cruz, of The Law Offices of Frank R. Cruz, 1999 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 1100, Los Angeles, California 90067 at 310-914-5007, by email to email@example.com, or visit our website at www.frankcruzlaw.com. If you inquire by email please include your mailing address, telephone number, and number of shares purchased.
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