INVESTOR ALERT: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces the Filing of a Securities Class Action on Behalf of National Instruments Corporation (NATI) Investors

BENSALEM, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of investors who sold National Instruments Corporation (“National Instruments” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: NATI) common stock between May 25, 2022 and January 17, 2023, inclusive (the “Class Period”). National Instruments investors have until January 29, 2024 to file a lead plaintiff motion.

Investors suffering losses on their National Instruments 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 [email protected].

On January 17, 2023, before the market opened, Emerson Electric Co. (“Emerson”) announced that it had made an all-cash offer to purchase all National Instruments shares for $53 per share. The timeline of the previous communications regarding Emerson’s offer indicates that Emerson had made its initial offer of $48 per share on May 25, 2022, emphasizing that National Instruments had concealed Emerson’s all-cash, no financing contingency, no regulatory risk offer from the investing public.

The complaint filed in this class action alleges that throughout the Class Period, Defendants failed to disclose to investors that NATI had received a formal acquisition offer from Emerson to purchase all outstanding shares of NATI common stock at prices significantly above the then-current market prices of NATI common stock, and therefore significantly above the prices at which NATI was repurchasing NATI common stock from unsuspecting Class members. Accordingly, NATI had an obligation to disclose that it had received a formal acquisition offer from Emerson or abstain from purchasing NATI stock from unsuspecting investors.

If you sold National Instruments common stock, have information or would like to learn more about these claims, or 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 [email protected], or visit our website at www.howardsmithlaw.com.

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Contacts

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith

Howard G. Smith, Esquire

215-638-4847

888-638-4847

[email protected]
www.howardsmithlaw.com