U.S. Markets open in 7 hrs 8 mins

The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces the Filing of a Securities Class Action on Behalf of Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. Investors and Encourages Investors to Contact the Firm

BENSALEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who purchased Global Eagle Entertainment Inc. (“Global Eagle” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: ENT) securities between November 9, 2016 and February 20, 2017, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Global Eagle investors have until April 24, 2017 to file a lead plaintiff motion.

Investors suffering losses on their Global Eagle investments are encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss their legal rights in this class action at 888-638-4847 or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com.

On February 21, 2017, Global Eagle announced that Dave Davis, the Company’s CEO, and Tom Severson, the Company’s CFO, had both resigned effective immediately. The Company further disclosed that it would be unable to timely file its 2016 annual report, and that it would need to withdraw its guidance for 2016 financial performance.

On this news, Global Eagle has fallen over 29% per share during intraday trading on February 21, 2017.

The Complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that: (1) Global Eagle's remediation plans to address the material weaknesses in its internal controls over financial reporting were incomplete; and (2) consequently, Defendants' statements about the Company's business, operations and prospects were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times.

If you purchased shares of Global Eagle during the Class Period you may move the Court no later than April 24, 2017 to ask the Court to appoint you as lead plaintiff if you meet certain legal requirements. To be a member of the Class you need not take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action and remain an absent member of the Class. If you wish to learn more about this action, or if you have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com, or visit our website at http://www.howardsmithlaw.com.

This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules.

View source version on businesswire.com: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20170224005837/en/