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WILMINGTON, Del., May 10, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. announces that it has filed a class action complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware on behalf of holders of WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (“WellCare”) (NYSE: WCG) common stock in connection with the proposed acquisition of WellCare by Centene Corporation (“Centene”) announced on March 27, 2019 (the “Complaint”). The Complaint, which alleges violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 against WellCare, its Board of Directors (the “Board”), and Centene, is captioned Kent v. WellCare Health Plans, Inc., Case No. 1:19-cv-00865 (D. Del.).
If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests, please contact plaintiff’s counsel, Seth D. Rigrodsky or Gina M. Serra at Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., 300 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1220, Wilmington, DE 19801, by telephone at (888) 969-4242, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or at http://rigrodskylong.com/contact-us/.
On March 26, 2019, WellCare entered into an agreement and plan of merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with Centene. Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, shareholders of WellCare will receive 3.38 shares of Centene stock and $120.00 per share in cash (the “Proposed Transaction”).
Among other things, the Complaint alleges that, in an attempt to secure shareholder support for the Proposed Transaction, defendants issued materially incomplete disclosures in a registration statement (the “Registration Statement”) filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission. The Complaint alleges that the Registration Statement omits material information with respect to, among other things, WellCare’s and Centene’s financial projections and the analyses performed by WellCare’s financial advisor. The Complaint seeks injunctive and equitable relief and damages on behalf of holders of WellCare common stock.
If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than July 9, 2019. A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Any member of the proposed class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member.
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