The Court has given its preliminary approval to a proposed settlement (the “Settlement”) of a class action lawsuit brought by certain participants in the Plan alleging violations of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”). The Settlement will provide for the allocation of monies directly into the individual accounts of the Settlement Class who had Plan accounts during the Class Period with a balance greater than $0 as of March 31, 2023 (“Current Participants”). Class Members who are entitled to a distribution but who no longer had a Plan account with a balance greater than $0 as of March 31, 2023 (“Former Participants”) will receive their allocation in the form of a check mailed to their last known address or a rollover, if elected.
The Net Settlement Amount will be allocated to Class Members according to a Plan of Allocation to be approved by the Court. Class Members fall into two categories: Current Participants and Former Participants. Allocations to Current Participants who are entitled to a distribution under the Plan of Allocation will be made into their existing accounts in the Plan(s). Former Participants who are entitled to a distribution will receive their distribution as a check mailed to their last known address or, if they elect, as a rollover to a qualified retirement account.
If you are a Former Participant, to receive your share of the Net Settlement Amount, you must return a Former Participant Claim Form that is postmarked or electronically filed by October 23, 2023. If you do not return the Former Participant Claim Form that is postmarked or electronically filed by October 23, 2023, you will forfeit your share of the Net Settlement Amount, even though you will be bound by the Settlement, including the release.