International Business Machines

Johnson Fistel, World Renowned Law Firm, Begins Investigation of IBM. Shareholders Encouraged to Submit Their Information

International Business Machines Corporation (NYSE: IBM)

Johnson Fistel, LLP is investigating potential claims on behalf of International Business Machines Corporation (“IBM” or the “Company”) (NYSE: IBM) against certain of its officers and directors.

Recently a class action lawsuit was filed in federal court against the Company. The complaint filed in this class action alleges that prior to and throughout the Class Period, Defendants made materially false and/or misleading statements, as well as failed to disclose material adverse facts about the Company’s business, operations, and prospects. Specifically, Defendants overstated IBM’s revenues from its strategic side of the business, by misclassifying and/or shifting revenues from its non-strategic mainframe part of the business, to appease market expectations about the Company’s future prospects and boost incentive compensation for its executives. This misconduct began before the start of the Class Period and continued throughout. The Complaint alleges that the conduct of the Defendants violates Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Exchange Act of 1934.

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