Schatz Nobel Izard P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Vodafone Group

LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire – HARTFORD, Conn., Nov. 19, 2007 – The law firm of Schatz Nobel Izard P.C., which has significant experience representing investors in prosecuting claims of securities fraud, announces that a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of all persons who purchased the publicly traded securities, including common/ordinary stock and American Depositary Receipts (“ADRs”) of Vodafone Group Public Limited Company (“Vodafone” or the “Company”) (NYSE:VOD) between June 10, 2004 and February 24, 2006, inclusive (the “Class Period”).

The Complaint charges that Vodafone and certain of its officers and
directors violated federal securities laws. Specifically, defendants’
statements regarding Vodafone’s business and prospects issued during
the Class Period were false and misleading in failing to disclose the
following: (i) throughout the Class Period, Vodafone’s financial
statements and reports were materially falsified and overstated,
including the overstatement of its assets and operating earnings due to
the over-valuation of its German, Italian and Japanese operations; (ii)
Vodafone’s German operations had not been successfully integrated into
Vodafone’s overall operations and were suffering from significant
operational problems, inefficiencies and a lack of growth and
profitability adequate to permit Vodafone to recover its investment in
its German operations; (iii) Vodafone’s Japanese operations were
materially overvalued on Vodafone’s financial statements due to the
failure to hold or gain sufficient market share so as to permit
Vodafone to recover its investment in its Japanese operations; (iv)
Vodafone’s “One Vodafone” cost savings and operational efficiency
initiative was not succeeding or achieving significant cost savings;
and (v) due to the foregoing adverse factors which were negatively
impacting Vodafone’s operations and financial performance, defendants
knew that the levels of financial performance being forecast for
Vodafone for fiscal 2006 and 2007 would not be achieved.

If you are a member of the class, you may, no later than January 14,
2008, request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff of the
class. A lead plaintiff is a class member that acts on behalf of other
class members in directing the litigation. Although your ability to
share in any recovery is not affected by the decision whether or not to
seek appointment as a lead plaintiff, lead plaintiffs make important
decisions which could affect the overall recovery for class members,
including decisions concerning settlement. The securities laws require
the Court to consider the class member(s) with the largest financial
interest as presumptively the most adequate lead plaintiff(s).

While Schatz Nobel Izard P.C. has not filed a lawsuit against the
defendants, to view a copy of the Complaint initiating the class action
or for more information about the case, class action cases in general,
and your rights, please contact Schatz Nobel Izard P.C. toll-free at
(800) 797-5499, or by e-mail at [email protected], or visit our website:
www.snilaw.com.

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