On October 22, 2015, United States District Judge Dana M. Sabraw of the Southern District of California issued an order preliminarily approving a proposed settlement of In re Groupon Marketing and Sales Practice Litigation, No. 3:11-md-02238-DMS-RBB. The proposed settlement seeks to resolve claims alleging, among other things, that Groupon illegally used expiration dates and other restrictions on Groupon Vouchers, engaged in sales or advertising practices that violated various federal and state gift card and consumer laws, and failed to make adequate disclosures in Groupon’s terms of use or sale, or otherwise on Groupon’s website relating to Groupon Vouchers. Robbins Geller has been appointed lead counsel for the class.

The Settlement Class consists of all Persons who purchased or received one or more Groupon Vouchers for redemption at a Merchant in the United States, from November 2008 until December 1, 2011. Excluded from the Settlement Class are Defendants, Merchant Partners, their parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers and directors, any entity in which Defendants have a controlling interest, Groupon employees, and all judges assigned to hear any aspect of this litigation, as well as immediate family members of any of the preceding referenced individuals.

The proposed settlement provides a total recovery for the benefit of the class of $8.5 million in a combination of: (1) Groupon Credits to be paid into the Groupon accounts of Settlement Class Members; and (2) cash for Claims Administration Expenses, including Class Notice Expenses, and Attorneys’ Fees and Expenses and Class Representative Awards.

The following are important dates and deadlines relating to the proposed settlement, which are explained more fully on the settlement website www.grouponvouchersettlement.com.

Additional information about the proposed settlement, including the Settlement Class definition, Settlement Class Members’ rights and options, instructions on how to submit Settlement Claims, and useful documents such as the Settlement Agreement, court filings and other relevant documents, can be found on the settlement website www.grouponvouchersettlement.com.

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