Law Firm Pomerantz Investigates Claims On Behalf Of Investors Of Hot Topic, Inc

NEW YORK, March 7, 2013 – Class Action Lawsuit News – Pomerantz Grossman Hufford Dahlstrom & Gross LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Hot Topic, Inc. (“Hot Topic” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ:HOTT) (ISIN: US4413391081) (CUSIP: 441339108) concerning the proposed acquisition of Hot Topic, Inc. by Sycamore Partners in a transaction valued at approximately $600 million in Cash.

The investigation concerns whether the Hot Topic directors are breaching their fiduciary duties by failing to adequately shop the Company and maximize shareholder value.  Under the terms of the agreement, Hot Topic shareholders will be entitled to receive $14.00 per share in cash for each share of Hot Topic common stock.  However, the price to EBITDA and Revenue multiples are below those of comparable transactions.

Hot Topic shareholders seeking more information about this acquisition are advised to contact Robert Willoughby at [email protected] or 212-661-1100 or 888-476-6529, ext. 237.

The firm is also investigating actions on behalf of shareholders for the following companies: Arbitron Inc., Net1 Ueps Technologies, Inc., Universal Technical Institute, Inc., Telanetix, Inc., Somerset Hills Bancorp, BioClinica Inc., and Assisted Living Concepts, Inc.

The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago and San Diego, 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 75 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 defrauded investors. See

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