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Shareholder Class Action Filed Against Omega Protein Corporation

Notice is hereby given that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of those who purchased or otherwise acquired Omega Protein Corporation (“Omega”) (NYSE: OME) securities between June 4, 2013, and March 1, 2017, both dates inclusive (the "Class Period").

Omega Protein Corporation investors may receive additional information about the case by clicking the link "Join this Class Action" above.

According to the complaint, Omega is a nutritional products company that purportedly develops, produces, and delivers products to improve the nutritional integrity of foods, dietary supplements, and animal feeds. 

The Class Period begins on June 4, 2013, when Omega issued a press release entitled “Omega Protein Subsidiary Reaches Agreement To Resolve Previously Disclosed Coast Guard and EPA Investigation.”

The complaint alleges that, on March 1, 2017, the company disclosed that in December 2016, it received a subpoena from the SEC requesting information in connection with an investigation relating to a company subsidiary’s compliance with its probation terms and the company’s protection of whistleblower employees. The company also disclosed that the investigation could result in a material adverse effect on the company’s business, reputation, results of operation, and financial condition.

Following this news, the price of Omega common stock fell $6.25 per share, or 23.8%, to close at $20.00 per share on March 2, 2017, on heavy trading volume.

The complaint alleges that, throughout the Class Period, the defendants failed to disclose: (1) that Omega’s subsidiary was potentially not in compliance with its probation terms; (2) that the company was not properly protecting whistleblower employees; (3) that, as a result of the foregoing, the company was vulnerable to an SEC investigation and potential civil and criminal liability; and (4) that, as a result of the foregoing, the defendants’ statements about Omega’s business, operations, and prospects, were false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis.

If you are a member of the class described above, you may no later than May1, 2017 move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff of the class, if you so choose. 

A lead plaintiff is a representative party that acts on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. In order to be appointed lead plaintiff, the Court must determine that the class member's claim is typical of the claims of other class members, and that the class member will will adequatley represent the class. Your ability to share in any recovery is not, however, affected by the decision whether or not to serve as a lead plaintiff. Any member of the purported class may move the court to serve as a lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an inactive class member.

Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP has not filed a complaint in this matter. If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP toll free at 1-888-299-7706 or 1-610-667-7706, or via e-mail at info@ktmc.com.

CONTACT:
Kessler Topaz Meltzer & Check, LLP
James Maro, Esq. or Adrienne Bell, Esq.
280 King of Prussia Road
Radnor, PA 19087 1-888-299-7704 (toll free) or 1-610-667-7706
Or by e-mail at info@ktmc.com

Please complete this form and list your purchase and sale transaction(s) for Omega Protein Corporation (“Omega”) (NYSE: OME) securities between June 4, 2013, and March 1, 2017, both dates inclusive (the "Class Period"):

Information Sheet
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Acquisitions
Date Aquired
Number of Shares Acquired
Acquisition Price Per Share
Sales
Date Sold
Number of Shares Sold
Selling Price Per Share
Did you purchase shares of Omega Protein Corporation prior to the class period?
Are you a current or former employee of Omega Protein Corporation?
The submission of this form does not create an attorney-client relationship, nor an obligation on the part of Kessler Topaz or you to file a lead plaintiff motion in this matter. Any information you submit will be maintained as confidential. If Kessler Topaz, in its sole discretion, believes that you might be an appropriate lead plaintiff candidate, Kessler Topaz will contact you to discuss the matter and whether to establish an attorney client relationship. By signing this form you are authorizing us to contact you regarding this case and/or future cases.
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