SOURCE: Vertro, Inc.


December 22, 2009 06:53 ET

Vertro, Inc. Announces Dismissal of Securities Class Action Lawsuit

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - December 22, 2009) - Vertro, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRO) today announced that the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida granted Vertro's motion for summary judgment and entered judgment in favor of the defendants in the consolidated shareholder securities class action, titled In Re MIVA, Inc. Securities Litigation, which had been filed against Vertro and certain of Vertro's former officers and directors.

The Court ruled that plaintiffs could not prevail on their claims of alleged violations of Section 10(b) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Act") against Vertro and the individual defendants and on their claims that the individual defendants also violated Section 20(a) of the Act as "control persons" of Vertro. Vertro had previously disclosed in its Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2009, that the Magistrate Judge issued a report recommending Vertro's motion for summary judgment be granted. Plaintiffs have filed a notice of their intention to appeal this decision to the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

About Vertro, Inc.

Vertro, Inc. (NASDAQ: VTRO) is a software and technology company that owns and operates the ALOT product portfolio. ALOT's products are designed to 'Make the Internet Easy' by enhancing the way consumers engage with content online. Through ALOT, Internet users can discover best-of-the-web third party content and display that content through customizable toolbar, homepage and desktop products. ALOT has millions of live users across its product portfolio. Together these users conduct high-volumes of type-in search queries, which are monetized through third-party search and content agreements.

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