Schatz Nobel PC Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against NexCen Brands Inc.

HARTFORD, Conn., May 28, 2008 (Lawfuel) — 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 common stock of NexCen Brands, Inc. (“NexCen”
or the “Company”) (Nasdaq:NEXC) between May 10, 2007 and May 19, 2008,
inclusive (the “Class Period”).

The Complaint charges that NexCen, a company that owns, licenses,
franchises, and markets a portfolio of brands, including Bill Blass,
Waverly, The Athlete’s Foot, Shoebox New York, Great American Cookies,
MaggieMoo’s, Marble Slab Creamery, Pretzel Time, and Pretzelmaker, and
certain of its officers and directors violated federal securities laws.
Specifically, the Complaint alleges that defendants issued a series of
materially false statements that failed to disclose: (i) NexCen was
able to finance a portion of the Great American Cookies acquisition by
agreeing to an accelerated-redemption feature, which would force the
Company to pay back half of its borrowing by a certain date; (ii)
NexCen was unable to comply with this accelerated-redemption feature,
which would reduce the amount of cash available to the Company; (iii)
NexCen had no reasonable basis for its earnings guidance for fiscal
2008; and (iv) as a result of the foregoing, the Company’s ability to
continue as a going concern was in serious doubt.

Then, on May 19, 2008, NexCen announced that it “expects to amend the
company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December
31, 2007.” The Company also stated that its prior financial guidance
for 2008 “is no longer applicable.” Moreover, NexCen revealed that it
“is actively exploring all strategic alternatives to enhance its
liquidity, including potential capital market transactions, the
possible sale of one or more of its businesses, and discussions with
the company’s lender.” On this news, shares of NexCen’s stock fell
$1.95 per share, or 77%, to close at $0.58 per share.

If you are a member of the class, you may, no later than July 28, 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.

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:

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