Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBD)

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NEW YORK, NY –  September 28, 2022 – Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP  announces that  a federal securities class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Discovery, Inc. (“Discovery”) and Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. (NYSE: WBD) (“Warner Bros.”) and certain of the Company’s senior executives (collectively, “Defendants”) on behalf of investors who

  • exchanged Discovery common stock for Warner Bros. common stock pursuant to Discovery’s February 4, 2022 Registration Statement on Form S-4 and Joint Proxy Statement/Prospectus filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 10, 2022, or
  • purchased shares of Warner Bros. common stock on the open market traceable to the Prospectus through the date of the filing of the complaint (the “Class Period”).

All investors who purchased the shares and incurred losses are  advised  to contact the firm immediately at classmember@whafh.com or (800) 575-0735 or (212) 545-4774. 

If you have incurred losses you may, no later than November 22, 2022, request that the Court appoint you lead plaintiff of the proposed class. Please contact Wolf Haldenstein to learn more about your rights.

The filed complaint alleges the Defendants made materially false and misleading statements and omitted material facts in the Registration Statement and Prospectus for Warner Bros. common stock. The complaint’s allegations related to the merger between Discovery and the WarnerMedia business of AT&T (the “Merger”). The Merger was announced on May 17, 2021 and closed on April 8, 2022. Pursuant to the Merger, Discovery combined its business with WarnerMedia to form Warner Bros.

At the time of filing the Registration Statement and Prospectus, Defendants either knew or had access to adverse information concerning operations of the WarnerMedia business. Among other things, as subsequently disclosed by Defendants after the Merger:

  • WarnerMedia’s HBO Max streaming business had a high churn rate that made the business not “viable” unless the churn rate was reversed,
  • AT&T was overinvesting in WarnerMedia entertainment content for streaming, without sufficient concern for return on investments,
  • WarnerMedia had a business model to grow the number of subscribers to its streaming service without regard to cost or profitability,
  • WarnerMedia was improvidently concentrating its investments in streaming and ignoring its other business lines, and
  • WarnerMedia had overstated the number of subscribers to HBO Max by as many as 10 million subscribers, by including as subscribers AT&T customers who had received bundled access to HBO Max, but had not signed onto the service. That adverse information was not disclosed to Discovery shareholders in the Registration Statement or Prospectus or otherwise prior to the effective date of the Merger.

From April 11, 2022, the first trading day after completion of the Merger, to the date prior to filing of the operative complaint, Warner Bros. market price has decline by 52.4%, to $11.79 per share.

Wolf Haldenstein has extensive experience in the prosecution of securities class actions and derivative litigation in state and federal trial and appellate courts across the country.  The firm has attorneys in various practice areas; and offices in New York, Chicago and San Diego.  The reputation and expertise of this firm in shareholder and other class litigation has been repeatedly recognized by the courts, which have appointed it to major positions in complex securities multi-district and consolidated litigation.

If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions regarding your rights and interests in this case, please immediately contact Wolf Haldenstein by telephone at (800) 575-0735 or via e-mail at classmember@whafh.com

Contact:

Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP

Patrick Donovan, Esq.

Gregory Stone, Director of Case and Financial Analysis

Email: gstone@whafh.com, donovan@whafh.com or classmember@whafh.com

Tel: (800) 575-0735 or (212) 545-4774


Certification and Authorization Pursuant to Federal Securities Laws

  • The individual or entity listed below requests Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP to file an action or motion for appointment as lead plaintiff and lead counsel under the federal securities laws to recover damages and to seek other relief against Warner Bros. Discovery, Inc. (NASDAQ: WBD). Wolf Haldenstein Adler Freeman & Herz LLP will not do so until you complete a retainer agreement authorizing us to prosecute the action on a contingent fee basis.

  • I, individually or on behalf of the entity I represent ("I"), hereby certify as follows:

    1. I have reviewed the complaint and authorize the filing of a lead plaintiff motion or action on my behalf.
    2. I did not acquire the security that is the subject of this action at the direction of the Firm or in order to participate in this private action or any other litigation under the federal securities laws.
    3. I am willing to serve as a representative party on behalf of a class, including providing testimony at deposition and trial, if necessary.
    4. I represent and warrant that I am fully authorized to enter into and execute this certification.
    5. I will not accept any payment for serving as a representative party on behalf of the class beyond my pro rata share of any recovery, except such reasonable costs and expenses (including lost wages) directly relating to the representation of the class as ordered or approved by the court.
    6. I have made no transaction(s) during the Class Period in the debt or equity securities that are the subject of this action except those set forth below:
  • Type of SecurityBuy Date (mm/dd/yy)# of SharesPrice per Share 
  • Type of SecuritySell Date (mm/dd/yy)# of SharesPrice per Share 
  • Signed pursuant to California Civil Code Section 1633.1, et seq. - and the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act as adopted by the various states and territories of the United States.

Date of signing: 11/30/2022