ALERT: Rosen Law Firm Reminds First Marblehead Corp. Investors of Important Class Action Deadline -- FMD

NEW YORK, Sept. 28, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Rosen Law Firm reminds purchasers of First Marblehead Corp. (NYSE:FMD) stock between November 4, 2010 and August 15, 2013, of the important October 28, 2013 lead plaintiff deadline.

To join the First Marblehead class action, go to the website at http://rosenlegal.com or call Phillip Kim, Esq. or Jonathan Horne, Esq. toll-free at 866-767-3653 or email pkim@rosenlegal.com or jhorne@rosenlegal.com for information on the class action.

NO CLASS HAS YET BEEN CERTIFIED IN THE ABOVE ACTION. UNTIL A CLASS IS CERTIFIED, YOU ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL UNLESS YOU RETAIN ONE. YOU MAY ALSO REMAIN AN ABSENT CLASS MEMBER AND DO NOTHING AT THIS POINT. YOU MAY RETAIN COUNSEL OF YOUR CHOICE.

According to the lawsuit, First Marblehead issued false and misleading statements in violation of the federal securities laws. Specifically, defendants materially misstated and/or failed to disclose that (a) the tax treatment for its sale of Trust Certificate and similar securities was inappropriate; (b) FMD was exposed to substantial liability as a result of the improper tax treatment; (c) FMD lacked adequate internal controls; and (d) as a result, FMD's financial statements were misleading during the Class Period.

On August 15, 2013, FMD announced that the tax liability related to its IRS audit would amount to $300 million. In reaction to this adverse news, FMD's stock price fell $0.57 per share or 36.0% to close at $1.00 per share on August 16, 2013.

A class action lawsuit has already been filed on behalf of FMD investors. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than October 28, 2013. If you wish to join the litigation or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class action, please contact, Phillip Kim, Esq. or Jonathan Horne, Esq. of The Rosen Law Firm toll free at 866-767-3653 or via e-mail at pkim@rosenlegal.com or jhorne@rosenlegal.com.

The Rosen Law Firm focuses on prosecuting securities class action litigation and actions involving financial fraud. The Rosen Law Firm represents investors throughout the globe concentrating its practice in securities class actions.

CONTACT: Laurence Rosen, Esq. Phillip Kim, Esq. Jonathan Horne, Esq. The Rosen Law Firm P.A. Tel: (212) 686-1060 Toll Free: 1-866-767-3653 Fax: (212) 202-3827 275 Madison Avenue, 34th Floor New York, New York 10016 lrosen@rosenlegal.com pkim@rosenlegal.com jhorne@rosenlegal.com www.rosenlegal.comSource: The Rosen Law Firm PA PC