MRV Communications Inc. Investors Reminded of September Deadline – Class Actions

NEW YORK, Aug. 8, 2008 LAWFUEL – Legal Announcements — September 8, 2008 is the deadline for qualified investors of MRV Communications Inc. (“MRV” or the “Company) (Nasdaq:MRVC) to request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff for the class in the pending class action. Pomerantz
Haudek Block Grossman & Gross LLP (www.pomerantzlaw.com) filed a class
action lawsuit against MRV and certain officers of the company in the
United States District Court, Central District of California. The
complaint alleges violations of Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and was filed on behalf of purchasers
of the common stock of the Company between July 24, 2003 and June 5,
2008 (the “Class Period”).

MRV Communications is a Delaware corporation which maintains its
principal executive office in Chatsworth, California. The company
supplies communications equipment and services to carriers, governments
and enterprise customers worldwide. The complaint alleges that
unbeknownst to investors and contrary to its public representations,
MRV issued stock options that were deliberately backdated in order to
provide improper windfalls to the individual defendants. Moreover,
defendants compounded the fraud by improperly accounting for the
backdated options, thereby, inflating reported results. Finally, the
Company belatedly admitted that such misconduct had taken place.

The complaint specifically alleges that: (1) the Company backdated the
actual grants of its stock options grants and improperly recognized
stock-based compensation expenses related to its stock options grants;
(2) the Company failed to disclose that the stock option grants had not
been accounted for in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting
Principles (“GAAP”); (3) the Company materially understated tax
expenses, since MRV had improperly deducted such expenses on its tax
returns, thereby reducing the amount of taxes to the extent owed; and,
(4) the Company failed to accurately report its financial statements
and will now have to restate its historical financial statements for
the period between 2002 and 2008.

Lead plaintiffs must meet certain legal requirements. Shareholders
outside the United States may join the action. If you wish to review a
copy of the Complaint, to discuss this action, or have any questions,
please contact Teresa L. Webb ([email protected]) of the Pomerantz Firm
at 888.476.6529 (or 888.4-POMLAW), toll free. Those who inquire by
e-mail are encouraged to include their mailing address and telephone
number.

The Pomerantz Firm, which has offices in New York, Chicago, Washington,
D.C., Columbus, Ohio and the San Francisco Bay area, is acknowledged as
one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and
antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz,
known as the dean of the class action bar, the Pomerantz Firm pioneered
the field of securities class actions. Today, more than 70 years later,
the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting
for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of
fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered
numerous multimillion-dollar damages awards on behalf of class members.

More information on this and other class actions can be found on the
Class Action Newsline at www.primenewswire.com/ca/

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