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INVESTOR ALERT: Kirby McInerney LLP Alerts Investors to the Fast-Approaching Deadline in SmileDirectClub, Inc. Securities Litigation

November 19, 2019 GMT

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 19, 2019--

The law firm of Kirby McInerney LLP alerts investors to the fast-approaching deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the pending class action lawsuit on behalf of investors who acquired SmileDirectClub, Inc. (“SmileDirectClub” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: SDC ) Class A common stock (a) pursuant and/or traceable to the Company’s September 12, 2019 initial public offering (“IPO”), or (b) during the period from September 8, 2019 through October 2, 2019, inclusive (the “Class Period”). Investors have less than two weeks, until December 2, 2019, to apply to the Court to be appointed as lead plaintiff in the lawsuit.

If you acquired SmileDirectClub securities, have information, or would like to learn more about these claims, do not hesitate to contact Ira M. Press or Robert H. Familiar of Kirby McInerney LLP at 212-371-6600, email at investigations@kmllp.com, or complete the contact form found on the firm’s SmileDirectClub litigation page to discuss your rights or interests with respect to these matters without any cost to you.

The lawsuit asserts claims against the Company, certain of its officers and directors, the IPO underwriters, and the Company’s controlling shareholder. Claims are asserted pursuant to Sections 11 and 15 of the Securities Act of 1933, and Sections 10(b), 20(a), and 20A of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder.

The complaint alleges that the Company: (i) made materially false and misleading statements in the IPO offering documents related to the promotion, design, and efficacy of its purported “teledentistry” products, resulting in an inflated IPO price of $23.00 per share; (ii) knowingly concealed deceptive marketing practices prior to the IPO; and (iii) failed to reveal the extent of its litigation liability in several states for operating as a dentist without proper licensing.

On September 24, 2019, a class action complaint was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee by dentists, orthodontists, and consumers against the Company and certain of its officers and directors for false advertising, fraud, negligence, and unfair and deceptive trade practices. The lawsuit alleges that inaccurate statements were made in the Company’s IPO offering documents, that SmileDirectClub is subject to litigation for operating as a dentist without proper licensing in several states, and that SmileDirectClub and certain of its officers and directors engaged in efforts to cover up criticisms from dental professionals and consumers. On this news, the Company’s share price fell nearly 9%, from $17.15 to $15.68. The share price continued to fall over the next two trading days to reach a low of $12.94. On October 23, 2019, the day this securities class action was filed, the Company’s stock was trading as low as $9.44 per share, a decline of nearly 60% from the $23.00 per share IPO price.

If you purchased or otherwise acquired SmileDirectClub securities and are interested in joining this action, you may do so by completing the applicable certification form found on the firm’s SmileDirectClub litigation page. Investors have until December 2, 2019 to request to be appointed as lead plaintiff in this action.

Kirby McInerney LLP is a New York-based plaintiffs’ law firm concentrating in securities, antitrust, and whistleblower litigation. The firm’s efforts on behalf of shareholders in securities litigation have resulted in recoveries totaling billions of dollars. Additional information about the firm can be found at Kirby McInerney LLP’s website: www.kmllp.com.

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CONTACT: Kirby McInerney LLP

Ira M. Press, Esq.

Robert H. Familiar

(212) 371-6600

investigations@kmllp.com

www.kmllp.com

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