Law Firm Brower Piven Announces Investigation

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The law firm of Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, has commenced an investigation into possible breaches of fiduciary duty to current shareholders of The Pep Boys -- Manny, Moe & and other violations of state law by the board of directors of Pep Boys relating to the proposed acquisition of the company by The Gores Group. The firm’s investigation seeks to determine, among other things, whether the board breached its fiduciary duties by failing to maximize shareholder value.

On January 30, 2012, Pep Boys announced that it had entered into a definitive merger agreement providing for Gores Group to acquire Pep Boys for $1 billion. Under the terms of the merger agreement, Pep Boys shareholders will receive $15.00 for each share of Pep Boys common stock held. However, according to Yahoo! Finance, at least one analyst has set a high price target of $17.00 per share.

If you currently own shares of Pep Boys and would like to learn more about the investigation being conducted by Brower Piven, you may email or call Brower Piven, who will, without obligation or cost to you, attempt to answer your questions. You may contact Brower Piven by email at hoffman@browerpiven.com, by calling (410) 415-6616, or at Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, 1925 Old Valley Road, Stevenson, Maryland 21153. Attorneys at Brower Piven have combined experience litigating securities and other class action cases of over 60 years.

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