SOURCE: Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation

June 19, 2009 16:16 ET

UPDATE: Brower Piven Announces the Filing of a Class Action Lawsuit in Colorado Federal Court Against Oppenheimer Pennsylvania Municipal Fund and Encourages Investors Who Have Losses in Excess of $100,000 From Investment in Oppenheimer Pennsylvania Municipal Fund to Inquire About the Lead Plaintiff Position in Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Before the June 29, 2009 Lead Plaintiff Deadline

BALTIMORE, MD--(Marketwire - June 19, 2009) - Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the District of Colorado on behalf of all persons or entities who acquired shares of the Oppenheimer Pennsylvania Municipal Bond Fund ("the Fund") (NASDAQ: OPATX) (NASDAQ: OPABX) (NASDAQ: OPACX) during the period between November 28, 2005 and November 28, 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 June 29, 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 or 410/986-0036) to answer any questions you may have in that regard.

The complaint accuses the defendants of violations of the Securities Act of 1933 and the Investment Company Act by virtue of the Fund's failure to comply with its investment objective to secure a high level of current interest income as is consistent with preservation of capital as stated in the Fund's Registration Statement and Prospectus. According to the complaint, because the Fund engaged in excessively risky investment strategies by concentrating its investments in large positions in low rated bonds, bonds not reviewed by an independent rating agency and by portfolio concentration in high risk securities including, Tobacco Bonds, Dirt Bonds, and derivative instruments known as "inverse floaters," the Fund suffered an approximate 33% decline in the net asset value in 2008.

If you have suffered a net loss for all transactions in Oppenheimer Pennsylvania Municipal Fund 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, by email at, 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.

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