Group proceeding (class action) brought on behalf of persons who acquired shares in Arrium Corporation Limited (Arrium) during the period between 19 August 2014 and 4 April 2016.
The claim alleges that the defendants (being four former directors of Arrium and its auditor, KPMG) made misleading or deceptive statements in Arrium’s published financial results, as to the compliance of the financial statements with Australian Accounting Standards and as to those financial statements presenting a true and fair view of Arrium’s financial position, and further that the statements failed to disclose material impairments of Arrium’s assets. It is alleged that the wrongful conduct of the defendants resulted in Arrium’s shares trading at an inflated price on the Australian Securities Exchange, and that a capital raising took place in September 2014 at an inflated price.
Writ and statement of claim filed on 14 August 2020 in the Arrium Shareholder Group Proceeding (Class Action).
Group proceeding summary statement in the Arrium Shareholder Group Proceeding (Class Action). Uploaded on 19 February 2021.
Summons filed by the plaintiffs in the Arrium Shareholder Group Proceeding (Class Action) on 2 February 2021.
Defence of KPMG filed 31 March 2021
Defence of the First to Fourth Defendants filed 4 June 2021