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Gainey & McKenna Announces a Securities Fraud Class Action Lawsuit Has Been Filed Against Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. -- OSG

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NEW YORK, Oct. 25, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Gainey & McKenna announces that a class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, on behalf of investors who purchased the shares of Overseas Shipholding Group, Inc. ("OSG" or the "Company") (NYSE: OSG) between May 4, 2009 and October 19, 2012, inclusive (the "Class Period"). The class action seeks to recover damages against the Company and certain of its officers and directors as a result of alleged violations of the federal securities laws pursuant to Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder.

The Complaint alleges that, throughout the Class Period, the Company made materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company's business, operations and compliance policies. Specifically, the Company made false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that:  (i) the Company improperly accounted for certain tax liabilities; (ii) the Company lacked adequate internal and financial controls; and (iii) as a result of the above, the Company's financial statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.

On October 22, 2012, the Company disclosed that it was reviewing a tax issue arising from it being domiciled in the United States and having substantial international operations, and relating to the interpretation of certain provisions in its loan agreements. Moreover, the Company's Audit Committee concluded that the financial statements for at least the three years ended December 31, 2011 and associated interim periods, and for the quarters ended March 31 and June 30, 2012, should no longer be relied upon and is evaluating if it will need to restate for those periods. The Company further disclosed that it is negotiating with creditors and is evaluating its strategic options including filing for bankruptcy. On this news, OSG stock declined $2.02 per share or 62%, to close at $1.23 per share on October 22, 2012.

If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than December 26, 2012.  A lead plaintiff is a representative party acting on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation.  If you wish to join the litigation, or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class action, please contact Thomas J. McKenna, Esq. of Gainey & McKenna at (212) 983-1300, or via e-mail at tjmckenna@gaineyandmckenna.com.

While Gainey & McKenna did not file the Complaint in this matter, the firm, with offices in New York and New Jersey, regularly prosecutes cases on behalf of shareholders in state and federal courts throughout the United States.

CONTACT: Thomas J. McKenna, Esq. Gainey & McKenna (212) 983-1300 tjmckenna@gaineyandmckenna.com
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