Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Bernstein Liebhard LLP is investigating whether the Board of Directors of Smithfield Foods, Inc. (“Smithfield Foods” or the “Company”) (NYSE:SFD) breached its fiduciary duty to its shareholders in agreeing to sell Smithfield Foods to Shuanghui International Holdings Limited.
Under the terms of the agreement, Smithfield Foods shareholders will receive $34.00 in cash for each share they own. The investigation is focused on the potential unfairness of the price to Smithfield Foods shareholders and the process by which the Smithfield Foods Board of Directors considered and approved the transaction.
Bernstein Liebhard LLP has pursued hundreds of securities, consumer and shareholder rights cases and recovered over $3 billion for its clients. It has been named to The National Law Journal’s “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” in each of the last ten years.