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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Pomerantz Law Firm Investigates Claims That the Merger May Not Be in the Best Interest of Investors of Jefferson Bancshares, Inc. - JFBI

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pomerantz LLP is investigating claims on behalf of investors of Jefferson Bancshares, Inc. ("Jefferson" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: JFBI) (ISIN: US4723751040) (CUSIP: 472375104) concerning the proposed acquisition of Jefferson by HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. ("HomeTrust").

The investigation concerns whether the Jefferson directors are breaching their fiduciary duties by failing to adequately shop the Company and maximize shareholder value.  Under the terms of the agreement, Jefferson shareholders will receive a total of $8.00 per share in merger consideration consisting of $4.00 per share in cash plus $4.00 in HomeTrust common stock for each share of Jefferson common stock.  However, the Price to Book Value and Total Assets multiples are below the average of comparable transactions.  Moreover, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Jefferson will continue with the new company after the merger.

Jefferson shareholders seeking more information about this acquisition are advised to contact Robert Willoughby at [email protected] or 212-661-1100 or 888-476-6529, ext. 237.

The Pomerantz Firm, with offices in New York, Chicago, Florida, and San Diego, is acknowledged as one of the premier firms in the areas of corporate, securities, and antitrust class litigation. Founded by the late Abraham L. Pomerantz, known as the dean of the class action bar, the Pomerantz Firm pioneered the field of securities class actions. Today, more than 75 years later, the Pomerantz Firm continues in the tradition he established, fighting for the rights of the victims of securities fraud, breaches of fiduciary duty, and corporate misconduct. The Firm has recovered numerous multimillion-dollar damages awards on behalf of defrauded investors. See www.pomerantzlaw.com.

CONTACT:
Robert Willoughby
Pomerantz LLP
212-661-1100 ext. 237
[email protected]

SOURCE Pomerantz LLP

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