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Deadline Reminder: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Reminds Investors of Looming Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Talkspace, Inc. (TALK, TALKW)

January 13, 2022 GMT

BENSALEM, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 13, 2022--

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith reminds investors of the upcoming March 8, 2022 deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the case filed on behalf of investors who held Talkspace, Inc. (“Talkspace” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: TALK, TALKW ) common stock as of the record date for the June 17, 2021 special meeting to consider approval of the merger between Hudson Executive Investment Corporation (“HEIC”) and Talkspace (the “Merger”) and entitled to vote on the Merger (the “Class”).

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Investors suffering losses on their Talkspace 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 howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com.

On May 28, 2021, Talkspace and HEIC issued a proxy statement soliciting votes in favor of the Merger. Following stockholder approval, the Merger was consummated on June 22, 2021.

On August 9, 2021, Talkspace announced its second quarter 2021 financial results, including “elevated customer acquisition cost, due mainly to a material increase in the cost of digital advertising.” Then, on November 15, 2021, Talkspace announced third quarter 2021 financial results that “came in below expectations management shared with investors on [its] last earnings call.” Also on November 15, 2021, the Company’s Chief Executive Officer, Oren Frank, and Head of Clinical Services, Roni Frank, resigned.

By December 30, 2021, the price of Talkspace common stock was trading below $2 per share, 80% below the price shareholders would have received if they had redeemed their shares instead of approving the Merger less than one year earlier.

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The complaint filed alleges that the proxy statement was materially misleading because it failed to disclose to investors that: (1) Talkspace was experiencing significantly increased online advertising costs in its business-to-consumer (“B2C”) channel since the start of 2021; (2) Talkspace was experiencing lower conversion rates in its online advertising in its B2C business; (3) Talkspace was experiencing increased customer acquisition costs and more tepid B2C demand than represented to investors; (4) Talkspace was suffering from ballooning customer acquisition costs and worsening growth and gross margin trends; (5) Talkspace had overvalued its accounts receivables from certain of its health plan clients in its business-to-business channel, which amounts required adjustment downward; and (6) as a result of the foregoing, Talkspace’s 2021 financial guidance was not achievable and lacked any reasonable basis in fact.

If you held Talkspace common stock as of the record date for the June 17, 2021 special meeting, you may move the Court no later than March 8, 2022 to ask the Court to appoint you as lead plaintiff if you meet certain legal requirements. To be a member of the class action you need not take any action at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action and remain an absent member of the class action. If you wish to learn more about this class action, or if you 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 howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com, or visit our website at www.howardsmithlaw.com.

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CONTACT: Law Offices of Howard G. Smith

Howard G. Smith, Esquire

215-638-4847

888-638-4847

howardsmith@howardsmithlaw.com

www.howardsmithlaw.com

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