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Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed on behalf of purchasers of the common stock of Penson Worldwide, Inc. (“Penson Worldwide” or the “Company”)  between February 10, 2011 and August 4, 2011, inclusive (the “Class Period”), seeking to pursue remedies under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas.

Penson Worldwide, through its subsidiaries, provides securities and futures processing infrastructure products and services to the financial services industry. The Complaint alleges that during the Class Period, Penson concealed from investors that by at least the end of 2010: (1) the Company had approximately $96-97 million in receivables, of which approximately $43 million were collateralized by illiquid securities and therefore unlikely to be collected; (2) the Company’s assets (Nonaccrual Receivables) were materially overstated and should have been written down at least by the end of 2010; (3) as a result, the Company’s reported income and EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization and stock-based compensation, and excluding certain nonoperating expenses) were materially overstated; and (4), the Company’s financial statements were not prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.

No class has yet been certified in the above action. Until a class is certified, you are not represented by counsel unless you retain one. If you purchased Penson Worldwide securities between February 10, 2011 and August 4, 2011, you have certain rights, and have until October 24, 2011, to move for lead plaintiff status. To be a member of the class you need not take any action at this time, and you may retain counsel of your choice. If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this Notice 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 http://www.howardsmithlaw.com.


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