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Reminder Deadline Alert: The Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Reminds Investors of Looming Deadline in the Class Action Lawsuit Against The Advisory Board Company (ABCO)


Offices of Howard G. Smith
 reminds investors of the October
2, 2017
deadline to file a lead plaintiff motion in the class action
filed on behalf of investors who purchased The Advisory Board Company
("Advisory Board" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ABCO)
securities between January 21, 2015 and February 23, 2016,
inclusive (the "Class Period"). Advisory Board investors have until October
2, 2017
to file a lead plaintiff motion.

Investors suffering losses on their Advisory Board investments are
encouraged to contact the Law Offices of Howard G. Smith to discuss
their legal rights in this class action at 888-638-4847 or by email to

On January 9, 2015, Advisory Board completed its acquisition of Royall &
Company ("Royall"). Then on February 23, 2016, Advisory Board announced
a net loss of $101.8 million for the quarter ended December 31, 2015,
primarily attributable to an impairment charge of $95.7 million (and
later increased to $99.1 million) to Royall's goodwill.

The Complaint filed in this class action alleges that during the Class
Period, Advisory Board made materially false and/or misleading
statements, and/or failed to disclose that there were critical
integration problems associated with the Company's acquisition of Royall
& Company and, as a consequence of these integration problems, the
Company had no basis to increase the revenue guidance for Royall during
the Class Period.

On this news, the Company's stock price fell approximately 27% or $9.79
per share to close at $26.50 on February 24, 2016.

If you purchased shares of Advisory Board during the Class Period you
may move the Court no later than October 2, 2017 to ask the
Court to appoint you as lead plaintiff if you meet certain legal
requirements. To be a member of the Class you need not take any action
at this time; you may retain counsel of your choice or take no action
and remain an absent member of the Class. If you wish to learn
more about this action, or if you have any questions concerning this
announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters,
please contact Howard G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G.
Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite 112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by
telephone at (215) 638-4847, toll-free at (888) 638-4847, or by email to,
or visit our website at

This press release may be considered Attorney Advertising in some
jurisdictions under the applicable law and ethical rules.

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