Welcome to the Information Website for the In re Wilmington Trust Securities Litigation, Master File No. 10-cv-00990-ER (D. Del.) (the “Action”).

The information contained on this web page is only a summary of information presented in more detail in the Settlement Notice of (I) Proposed Settlements and Plan of Allocation; (II) Settlement Fairness Hearing; and (III) Motion for an Award of Attorneys’ Fees and Reimbursement of Litigation Expenses (the “Settlement Notice”). Because this website is only a summary, you should review the Settlement Notice for additional details.

The Court-appointed representatives for the Court-certified Class, the Coral Springs Police Pension Fund, the St. Petersburg Firefighters’ Retirement System, the Pompano Beach General Employees Retirement System, the Merced County Employees’ Retirement Association, and the Automotive Industries Pension Trust Fund (collectively, “Lead Plaintiffs” or “Class Representatives”), on behalf of themselves and the Class, have reached two proposed all-cash settlements in the Action, as follows: (i) a $200 million settlement with the Wilmington Trust Defendants and Underwriter Defendants (the “Wilmington Trust/Underwriter Settlement”) and (ii) a $10 million settlement with KPMG LLP (the “KPMG Settlement,” and together with the Wilmington Trust/Underwriter Settlement, the “Settlements”). If the Settlements are approved, they will resolve all claims asserted in the Action against Defendants and bring the Action to an end.

If you are a Class Member, your rights will be affected and you may be eligible for a payment from the Settlement(s). The Class consists of:

all persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired Wilmington Trust Corporation (“Wilmington Trust”) common stock during the period January 18, 2008 up to November 1, 2010 (the “Class Period”), including all persons or entities who purchased shares of Wilmington Trust common stock issued in the secondary common stock offering that occurred on or about February 23, 2010 (the “Offering”), and were damaged thereby, except for except for certain persons and entities who are excluded from the Class by definition (see paragraph 24 of the Settlement Notice).

If you are a Class Members, in order to be potentially eligible to receive a payment under the proposed Settlement(s), you must submit a Claim Form postmarked no later than November 26, 2018. Payments to eligible claimants will be made only if the Court approves the Settlements and a plan of allocation, and only after any appeals are resolved, and after the completion of all claims processing. Please be patient, as this process will take some time to complete.

Important Dates

  • Class Period
    January 18, 2008 up to November 1, 2010
    (i.e., through and including October 31, 2010)
  • October 12, 2018
    Deadline to have personal lawyer submit a Notice of Appearance
  • October 12, 2018
    Objection Deadline
  • November 5, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.
    Settlement Fairness Hearing
  • November 26, 2018
    Claim Filing Deadline