If you are a broker or other nominee who purchased or otherwise acquired the common stock of Fred’s, Inc. (“Fred’s”) during the period January 31, 2017 and June 28, 2017, inclusive, THEN WITHIN TEN (10) CALENDAR DAYS OF YOUR RECEIPT OF THE NOTICE, you must either:
- If you have no beneficial purchasers/owners, please advise the Claims Administrator in writing; or
- Supply the Claims Administrator with email addresses. If email addresses are not available, provide the Claims Administrator with names and last known addresses of your beneficial purchasers/owners and we will do the emailing of the Notice and Claim Link or mailing of the Mailed Notice and Proof of Claim. Please provide this information electronically. If you are not able to do this, labels will be accepted, but it is important that a hardcopy list also be submitted of your clients; or
- Advise us of how many beneficial purchasers/owners you have, and we will supply you with ample Mailed Notice and Proof of Claim to do the mailing. After the receipt of the Mailed Notice and Proof of Claim, you have ten (10) calendar days to mail them; or
- Request an electronic link to the Mailed Notice and Proof of Claim and advise us that you will emailing the notice to your beneficial purchasers/owners within ten (10) calendar days after receipt thereof.
If you are providing a list of names and last known addresses to the Claims Administrator:
- Compile a list of names and last known addresses of the beneficial purchasers/owners that purchased or otherwise acquired common stock of Fred’s during the period January 31, 2017 through June 28, 2017, inclusive.
- Prepare the list in Microsoft Excel format.
- Then you must do one of the following:
- Email the spreadsheet to email@example.com; or
- Burn the Microsoft Excel file(s) to a CD or DVD and mail the CD or DVD to:
Fred’s, Inc. Securities Litigation
c/o Strategic Claims Services
600 N. Jackson Street, Suite 205
Media, PA 19063
If you are mailing the Mailed Notice and Proof of Claim to beneficial purchasers/owners:
If you elect to mail the Mailed Notice and Proof of Claim to beneficial purchasers/owners yourself, additional copies of the Mailed Notice and Proof of Claim may be requested via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must also send a statement to the Claims Administrator at the address above confirming that the mailing was made, and you must retain your mailing records for use in connection with any further notices that may be provided in the Action. Failure to timely forward the Notice and Claim Form to beneficial purchasers/owners may affect their legal rights.
If you have any questions, contact the Claims Administrator at email@example.com or by calling 1-866-274-4004.
You are entitled to reimbursement for your reasonable expenses actually incurred in complying with the foregoing not to exceed: $0.05 per email if you email the electronic link to the Mailed Notice and Proof of Claim; $0.05 per name, address, and email address if you are providing the Claims Administrator the records; or $0.05 per name and address, including materials, plus postage at the current pre-sort rate used by the Claims Administrator, if requesting the Mailed Notice and Proof of Claim to perform the mailing yourself.
If you are filing electronic claims:
A nominee may also submit a Claim Form on behalf of multiple clients who are beneficial purchasers/owners. The electronic spreadsheet to be filed along with a completed Claim Form, Proof of Authority to file, a cover letter listing the number of accounts and number of transactions on your spreadsheet, and the list of beneficial owners of all accounts (include social security number/taxpayer identification number) can be found here. Please contact the Claims Administrator if you have any questions regarding the electronic filing process at 1-866-274-4004 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.