SOURCE: Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation

September 25, 2009 16:13 ET

Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses in Excess of $100,000 From Investment in UCBH Holdings, Inc. to Inquire About the Lead Plaintiff Position in Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Before the November 10, 2009 Lead Plaintiff Deadline

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - September 25, 2009) - Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California on behalf of purchasers of the publicly traded securities of UCBH Holdings, Inc. ("UCBH" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: UCBH) during the period between April 24, 2008 and September 8, 2009, 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 November 10, 2009 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 are not required to have sold your shares to seek damages or to serve as a Lead Plaintiff. You may contact Brower Piven (through hoffman@browerpiven.com or 410/986-0036) to answer any questions you may have in that regard.

The complaint accuses the defendants of violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by virtue of the Company's failure to disclose during the Class Period that financial statements and information issued by the Company in its press releases, quarterly reports and annual reports for the fiscal year 2008 were false and misleading because UCBH intentionally concealed millions of dollars of loan charge-offs and mounting bad loans. According to the complaint, after, on May 20, 2009, UCBH filed a report on form 8-K stating that, because of accounting improprieties, it would have to restate its financial statements for 2008, and after, on September 8, 2009, UCBH issued a press release that disclosed for the first time the fraud engaged in by defendants (Defendants Wu and Shabudin were forced to resign because of the fraud), the value of UCBH's stock declined significantly.

If you have suffered a net loss for all transactions in UCBH Holdings, Inc. publicly traded securities during the Class Period (including shares or possibly calls purchased during, but not sold until after the end of the Class Period or possibly put options sold but not covered until after the end of 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 410-986-0036, 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 take no action at this time to be a member of the class.

Contact Information

  • CONTACT:
    Charles J. Piven
    Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation
    Baltimore, Maryland
    410/986-0036
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