Shareholders Foundation, Inc.

Diamond Foods Long-Term Investor Alert: Investigation Continues

The investigation for current long term investors in NASDAQ: DMND shares over potential wrongdoing continues and current long-term NASDAQ:DMND stockholders should contact the Shareholders Foundation

 

San Diego, CA -- (ReleaseWire) -- 06/13/2012 -- The investigation on behalf of current long-term investors continues after Diamond Foods on Monday reported that it would not be able to timely filed financial reports and it expects to receive a delisting notice from the NASDAQ.

Investors who are current long-term stockholders of NASDAQ: DMND shares, including those who purchased NASDAQ DMD shares in 2010, 2009, 2008 or earlier, have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at mail(at)shareholdersfoundation.com or call +1(858) 779 - 1554.

Several current investors in NASDAQ:DMND shares have filed already lawsuits against directors of Diamond Foods over alleged breaches of fiduciary duties in connection with Diamond Foods’ accounting for certain crop payments to walnut growers. The plaintiffs alleges that the defendants made false and misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about Diamond Foods’ business, operations and prospects.

In November 2011 Diamond Foods issued a press release revising the expected closing date of the previously announced acquisition of the Pringles snack business from The Procter & Gamble Company “following the receipt by the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Diamond’s Board of Directors of an external communication regarding Diamond’s accounting for certain crop payments to walnut growers.” Additionally, Diamond Foods disclosed that its Audit Committee decided to perform an investigation of the accounting matter. The payments were allegedly timed to make 2011 fiscal year costs appear lower than they actually were. One source estimates that the payments were worth as much as $50 million and would have reduced Diamond's operating income by more than 50%, if they had been included in the fiscal year ended July 31, 2011.

Then in February 2012 Diamond Foods announced that its Audit Committee of its Board of Directors has substantially completed its investigation of Diamond Foods' accounting for certain crop payments to walnut growers. Diamond Foods said that the Audit Committee has concluded that Diamond Foods' financial statements for the fiscal years 2010 and 2011 will need to be restated. Furthermore Diamond Foods also said that its Board of Directors will appoint a new Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer.

Shares of Diamond Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: DMND) dropped from over $37.00 on February 7, 2012 to as low as $22.10 on February 13, 2012.

Later in February 2012 Diamond Foods, Inc. announced that The Procter & Gamble Company and Diamond Foods have mutually agreed to terminate Diamond's proposed acquisition of the Pringles business.

In March 2012, Diamond Foods, Inc. announced that it appointed two new members to its board and in early May Diamond Foods, Inc said tis appointed a new President and CEO.

On Monday, June 11, 2012, Diamond Foods said that it would not be able to file financial reports prior to its deadline. Diamond Foods also said that it expects to receive a delisting notice from NASDAQ and that it does not expect to hold its annual shareholder meeting before July 31, 2012.

Diamond Foods, Inc. shares (NASDAQ: DMND) fell on June 12, 2012 to as low as $18.21, significantly below its current 52weekHigh of $96.13 per share.

Those who are current long term investors in shares of Diamond Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ: DMND) have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

Contact:
Shareholders Foundation, Inc.
Trevor Allen
3111 Camino Del Rio North - Suite 423
92108 San Diego
Phone: +1-(858)-779-1554
Fax: +1-(858)-605-5739
mail@shareholdersfoundation.com