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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Encourages Investors Who Have Losses In Excess Of $100,000 From Investment In AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) To Contact Brower Piven Before The Lead Plaintiff Deadline In Class Action Lawsuit

October 10, 2018

STEVENSON, Md., Oct. 10, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The securities litigation law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of purchasers of AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) (“AbbVie” or the “Company”) securities during the period between October 25, 2013 and September 18, 2018, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Investors who wish to become proactively involved in the litigation have until November 20, 2018 to seek appointment as lead plaintiff.

If you wish to choose counsel to represent you and the class, you must apply to be appointed lead plaintiff and be selected by the Court. The lead plaintiff will direct the litigation and participate in important decisions including whether to accept a settlement for the class in the action. The lead plaintiff will be selected from among applicants claiming the largest loss from investment in AbbVie securities during the Class Period. Members of the class will be represented by the lead plaintiff and counsel chosen by the lead plaintiff. No class has yet been certified in the above action.

The complaint accuses the defendants of violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by virtue of the defendants’ failure to disclose during the Class Period that AbbVie’s strategy to increase the sales growth of its blockbuster drug, HUMIRA, was through illegal kickbacks and unlawful sales and marketing tactics.

According to the complaint, following a report that the Company was being sued by California’s insurance regulator for illegal kickbacks, the value AbbVie shares declined significantly.

If you have suffered a loss in excess of $100,000 from investment in AbbVie securities purchased on or after October 25, 2013 and held through the revelation of negative information during and/or at the end of the Class Period and would like to learn more about this lawsuit and your ability to participate as a lead plaintiff, without cost or obligation to you, please contact Brower Piven either by email at hoffman@browerpiven.com or by telephone at (410) 415-6616.

Attorneys at Brower Piven have extensive experience in litigating securities and other class action cases and have been advocating for the rights of shareholders since the 1980s. If you choose to retain counsel, you may retain Brower Piven without financial obligation or cost to you, or you may retain other counsel of your choice. You need take no action at this time to be a member of the class.

CONTACT: Charles J. PivenBrower Piven, A Professional Corporation1925 Old Valley RoadStevenson, Maryland 21153Telephone: 410-415-6616 hoffman@browerpiven.com

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