SOURCE: Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation

August 04, 2008 15:10 ET

Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses in Excess of $100,000 From Investment in CIT Group Inc. to Inquire About the Lead Plaintiff Position in Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Before the September 23, 2008 Lead Plaintiff Deadline

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - August 4, 2008) - Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of CIT Group Inc. ("CIT" or the "Company") (NYSE: CIT) between April 18, 2007 and March 5, 2008, inclusive (the "Class Period").

No class has yet been certified in the above action. Members of the Class will be represented by the lead plaintiff and counsel chosen by the lead plaintiff. If you wish to choose counsel to represent you and the Class, you must apply to be appointed lead plaintiff no later than September 23, 2008 and be selected by the Court. The lead plaintiff will direct the litigation and participate in important decisions including whether to accept a settlement and how much of a settlement to accept for the Class in the action. The lead plaintiff will be selected from among applicants claiming the largest loss from investment in the Company during the Class Period. You may contact Brower Piven (through hoffman@browerpiven.com or 410/332-0030) to answer any questions you may have in that regard.

The complaint charges CIT and certain of its officers and directors with violations under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by withholding material facts from the investing public during the Class Period including that tens of millions of dollars in student loans to flight school students of Silver State Helicopter were highly unlikely to be repaid and would have to be written off.

If you have suffered a net loss for all transactions in CIT Group Inc. common stock during the Class Period, you may obtain additional information about this lawsuit and your ability to become a lead plaintiff by contacting Brower Piven at www.browerpiven.com, by email at hoffman@browerpiven.com, by calling 410-332-0030, or at Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, The World Trade Center-Baltimore, 401 East Pratt Street, Suite 2525, Baltimore, Maryland 21202. Attorneys at Brower Piven have combined experience litigating securities and class action cases of over 40 years. If you choose to retain counsel, you may retain Brower Piven without financial obligation or cost to you, or you may retain other counsel of your choice. You need not take any action at this time to be a member of the class.

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    Charles J. Piven
    Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation
    Baltimore, Maryland
    410/332-0030
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