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Welcome to the Rural/Metro Stockholders Litigation Website

This website has been established to provide general information regarding the proposed settlement of the Action entitled In re Rural\Metro Corporation Stockholders Litigation. 

On March 18, 2013, the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware (the “Court”) certified a class consisting of all holders of Rural/Metro Corporation (“Rural\Metro") common stock at any time from March 28, 2011 through and including June 30, 2011, whether beneficial or of record, including their legal representatives, heirs, successors in interest, transferees and assignees of all such foregoing holders, excluding Rural/Metro, Christopher S. Shackelton, Michael P. DiMino, Eugene I. Davis, Earl P. Holland, Conrad A. Conrad, Henry G. Walker, Moelis & Company, LLC, RBC Capital Markets, LLC ("RBC"), Warburg Pincus, LLC, and Coliseum Capital Management, LLC, and their associates, affiliates, legal representatives, heirs, successors in interest, transferees and assignees (the “Class”).

On February 19, 2015, the Court entered a Final Order and Judgment (i) awarding damages and pre- and post-judgment interest against defendant RBC, and (ii) awarding attorneys’ fees and expenses to Co-Lead Counsel Friedlander & Gorris, P.A. and Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd LLP (“Co-Lead Counsel”) in the amount of one-third of the full amount of damages plus pre- and post-judgment interest. The Final Order and Judgment was stayed pending appeal by an Order dated February 27, 2015. The Final Order and Judgment was affirmed by the Delaware Supreme Court.

On December 16, 2015, following the issuance of the mandate by the Delaware Supreme Court, RBC delivered $97,793,880.53 to an account designated by Co-Lead Counsel, in full satisfaction of the amount due by RBC pursuant to the Final Order and Judgment. Two thirds of the amount paid by RBC, $65,195,920.35, was deposited into an interest-bearing segregated account designated by Co-Lead Counsel pending distribution to members of the Class (the "Fund for Distribution").

The purpose of the Plan of Distribution (“Plan”) is to ensure a fair and expeditious distribution of the Fund for Distribution. The Plan provides for distribution of the Fund for Distribution, apart from costs and expenses associated with providing notice of the Plan or otherwise administering or carrying out the terms of the Plan, pro rata to those members of the Class who (i) held Rural/Metro shares as of the consummation of the challenged merger on June 30, 2011, and (ii) file a timely and valid Proof of Claim ("Validated Recipient").  Please note that payment shall be allocated but not remitted to a Validated Recipient who held shares of Rural/Metro common stock in registered form until such person has submitted a letter of transmittal and the share certificates.

The Claim Deadline is 90 calendar days after the Mailing of the Notice, or May 1, 2016.

Although the information on this website is intended to assist you, it does not replace the information contained in the Notice of Plan of Distribution (the "Notice) which can be found and downloaded from this website. We recommend that you read the Notice and other relevant case documents carefully.