SOURCE: Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation

November 14, 2008 20:10 ET

Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses in Excess of $100,000 From Investment in Waters Corporation to Inquire About the Lead Plaintiff Position in Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Before the January 12, 2009 Lead Plaintiff Deadline

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - November 14, 2008) - Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of Waters Corporation ("Waters" or the "Company") (NYSE: WAT) during the period between January 24, 2007 and January 22, 2008, inclusive (the "Class Period").

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 the Company was experiencing a slowdown in sales in the Japanese market as a result of decreased government regulation, that the Company's earnings were being materially impacted by an increased tax rate; and that as a result, the Company had no reasonable basis for its 2007 earnings guidance. The complaint alleges that after the Company announced its financial results for the fourth quarter and year-end 2007 on January 22, 2008, and after the Company disclosed "an unexpected increase in [its] annual tax rate, among other factors, adversely affected [its] bottom-line performance" and other news, the value of Waters' stock declined significantly.

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 January 12, 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 may contact Brower Piven (through hoffman@browerpiven.com or 410/986-0036) to answer any questions you may have in that regard.

If you have suffered a net loss for all transactions in Waters Corporation 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 410-986-0036, 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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