AP NEWS
Click to copy
Press release content from Business Wire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.
Click to copy
PRESS RELEASE: Paid content from Business Wire
Press release content from Business Wire. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.

Glancy Prongay & Murray Reminds Investors of Looming Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Jumia Technologies AG

May 21, 2019

LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 21, 2019--

Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP (“GPM”) reminds investors of the upcoming  July 15, 2019  deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action filed on behalf of Jumia Technologies AG (“Jumia” or the “Company”) (NYSE:  JMIA ) investors who purchased securities between  April 12, 2019 and May 9, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”).

If you are a shareholder who suffered a loss, click  here  to participate.

If you wish to learn more about this action, or if you have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Lesley Portnoy, Esquire, at 310-201-9150, Toll-Free at 888-773-9224, or by email to  shareholders@glancylaw.com, or visit our website at  www.glancylaw.com.

On May 9, 2019, Citron Research reported that Jumia is the “most obvious fraud” the firm has ever seen in 18 years of publishing research. Citron further emphasized the company’s “material discrepancies” between the confidential investor presentation from October 2018 and what the company told the Securities and Exchange Commission, including: inflating active customer and active merchant numbers by 20% to 30%; and that 41% of orders were returned, not delivered or canceled.

On this news, shares of Jumia fell $6.22, or over 18%, to close at $26.89 on May 9, 2019, thereby injuring investors.

The complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants failed to disclose to investors: (1) that the Company had materially overstated its active customers and active merchants; (2) that the Company’s representations about its orders, order cancellations, undelivered orders and returned orders lacked a sufficient factual basis and materially overstated the Company’s sales; (3) that the Company failed to sufficiently disclose related party transactions; and (4) that, as a result of the foregoing, Defendants’ positive statements about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects, were materially misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.

Follow us for updates on Twitter: twitter.com/GPM_LLP.

If you purchased or otherwise acquired Jumia securities during the Class Period you may move the Court no later than  July 15, 2019 to request appointment as lead plaintiff in this putative class action lawsuit. To be a member of the class action you need not take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action and remain an absent member of the class action. If you wish to learn more about this class action, or if you have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to the pending class action lawsuit, please contact Lesley Portnoy, Esquire, of GPM, 1925 Century Park East, Suite 2100, Los Angeles, California 90067 at 310-201-9150, Toll-Free at 888-773-9224, by email to shareholders@glancylaw.com, or visit our website at www.glancylaw.com. If you inquire by email please include your mailing address, telephone number and number of shares purchased.

This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules.

View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190521005972/en/

CONTACT: Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP, Los Angeles

Lesley Portnoy, 310-201-9150 or 888-773-9224

shareholders@glancylaw.com

www.glancylaw.com

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA CALIFORNIA

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: PROFESSIONAL SERVICES LEGAL

SOURCE: Glancy Prongay & Murray LLP

Copyright Business Wire 2019.

PUB: 05/21/2019 05:45 PM/DISC: 05/21/2019 05:45 PM

http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20190521005972/en

All contents © copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.