The Law Office of Robbins Arroyo LLP Announces that It Has Filed a Class Action Lawsuit Against Carmike Cinemas, Inc.
Robbins Arroyo LLP announces that it filed a class action lawsuit on April 25, 2016, in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia, Columbus Division (the “Court”) on behalf of the shareholders of Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (“Carmike Cinemas”) (NASDAQGS: CKEC) against its Board of Directors, AMC Entertainment Holdings, Inc. (“AMC”) (NYSE: AMC) and Congress Merger Subsidiary, Inc. for, among other things, violations of sections 14(a) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the “Exchange Act”) and U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) Rule 14a-9 promulgated thereunder.
Carmike Cinemas Is Accused of Disseminating a False and Misleading Proxy Statement
The action arises out of a March 3, 2016 press release announcing that Carmike Cinemas had entered into an Agreement and Plan of Merger with AMC pursuant to which AMC would acquire Carmike Cinemas for $30 per share in cash, for total consideration of $1.1 billion (the “Proposed Acquisition”). The complaint seeks injunctive relief on behalf of the named plaintiff and all other similarly situated Carmike Cinema shareholders (the “Class”). The named plaintiff is represented by Robbins Arroyo LLP.
The complaint alleges that, in an attempt to secure shareholder approval of the Proposed Acquisition, the defendants filed a materially false and misleading Preliminary Proxy Statement with the SEC in violation of the Exchange Act. The omitted and/or misrepresented information is believed to be material to Carmike Cinema shareholders’ ability to make an informed decision whether to approve the Proposed Acquisition.
If you purchased or otherwise acquired Carmike Cinema stock on, or prior to, the March 3, 2016 announcement of the Proposed Acquisition, and wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than sixty days from April 28, 2016.
If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests, please contact attorney Darnell R. Donahue of Robbins Arroyo LLP at 800-350-6003, or you can complete the form below and we will contact you directly.
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