PEGA is facing a class action lawsuit alleging that the Company made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) PEGA had engaged in corporate espionage and misappropriation of trade secrets to better compete against Appian, a principal competitor; (2) defendants’ product development and associated success was, in significant part, not the result of its own research and product testing but rather the result of such corporate espionage and trade secret theft; (3) defendants had engaged in a scheme to steal Appian trade secrets, which was not only known to, but carried out through, the personal involvement of the Company’s CEO; (4) the Company’s CEO and other officers and employees did not comply with the Company’s written Code of Conduct, including its express prohibition on “stealing” confidential information from a competitor and “misrepresenting your identity in hopes of obtaining confidential information”; (5) the Company was “unable to reasonably estimate damages” in the lawsuit filed by Appian as a result of the foregoing misconduct (the “Appian Litigation”); and (6) as a result of the foregoing, defendants’ statements about PEGA’s business, operations, prospects, legal compliance, and potential damages exposure in the Appian Litigation were materially false and/or misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis when made.
If you incurred a loss on PEGA common stock purchased between May 29, 2020 and May 9, 2022, inclusive, this lawsuit is on your behalf. The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and our firm is reaching out to investors to discuss their legal rights.
If you wish to act as a representative of the shareholders harmed by this misconduct, you may ask the court to appoint you as lead plaintiff. A lead plaintiff directs the litigation and participates in important decisions, including whether to accept a settlement for the class in the action.
You only have until July 18, 2022 to apply to be lead plaintiff. The court will then evaluate the applicants and choose a lead plaintiff. You are not required to act as a lead plaintiff in order to participate in any recovery.