WILMINGTON, Del., Nov. 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. announces that it has filed a class action complaint in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware on behalf of holders of United Community Financial Corp. (“United Community”) (NASDAQ GS: UCFC ) common stock in connection with the proposed acquisition of United Community by First Defiance Financial Corp. (“First Defiance”) announced on September 9, 2019 (the “Complaint”).  The Complaint, which alleges violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 against United Community, its Board of Directors (the “Board”), and First Defiance, is captioned Parshall v. United Community Financial Corp. , Case No. 1:19-cv-01989 (D. Del.).

If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights or interests, please contact plaintiff’s counsel, Seth D. Rigrodsky or Gina M. Serra at Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. , 300 Delaware Avenue, Suite 1220, Wilmington, DE 19801, by telephone at (888) 969-4242, by e-mail at info@rl-legal.com , or at http://rigrodskylong.com/contact-us/

On September 9, 2019, United Community entered into an agreement and plan of merger (the “Merger Agreement”) with First Defiance.  Pursuant to the terms of the Merger Agreement, shareholders of United Community will receive 0.3715 shares of First Defiance common stock per share (the “Proposed Transaction”).

Among other things, the Complaint alleges that, in an attempt to secure shareholder support for the Proposed Transaction, defendants issued materially incomplete disclosures in a Form S-4 Registration Statement (the “Registration Statement”) filed with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.  The Complaint alleges that the Registration Statement omits material information with respect to, among other things, the Company’s and First Defiance’s financial projections and the analyses performed by United Community’s financial advisor. The Complaint seeks injunctive and equitable relief and damages on behalf of holders of United Community common stock. 

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than January 6, 2020.  A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.  Any member of the proposed class may move the Court to serve as lead plaintiff through counsel of their choice, or may choose to do nothing and remain an absent class member.

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. , with offices in Delaware, New York, and California, has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of investors and achieved substantial corporate governance reforms in numerous cases nationwide, including federal securities fraud actions, shareholder class actions, and shareholder derivative actions .

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