MISSOURI CIRCUIT COURT
TWENTY-SECOND JUDICIAL DISTRICT
(City of St. Louis)

ELEANOR BACHMAN, KAROL B. MCCLINTOCK, and
KAROL B. MCCLINTOCK, IRA, Individually and;
On Behalf of All Others Similarly Situated,
Cause No. 22052-01266-03
Division: 8

Plaintiffs,
vs.
A.G. EDWARDS, INC., et al.,
Defendants.

On February 22, 2010, Judge Angela T. Quigless granted preliminary approval of a proposed settlement of the above-captioned lawsuit. Click here for a copy of the Stipulation of Settlement of Class Action and the Order Preliminarily Approving Class Action Settlement, Approving the Form and Manner of Notice, and Setting Fairness Hearing. Information concerning the settlement, including the rights of class members and the recovery for class members, may be found in the Notice of Proposed Settlement and the Plan of Allocation.

After a Settlement Fairness Hearing on May 14, 2010, the settlement was approved. Click here for a copy of the proposed Final Judgment and Order of Dismissal. Appeals have been resolved and the settlement is now final.

Settlement proceeds will be distributed in accordance with the Plan of Allocation on or before November 28, 2011.

If you have questions concerning the settlement or the settlement proceeds, please see our answers to these Frequently Asked Questions. If you need assistance in redeeming Credit Vouchers, please call 877-389-4476.

Click here for a list of current covered fees.

If you are a class member and have questions for Plaintiffs' counsel, please contact Co-Lead Counsel for the Plaintiffs, Sara Laratro at:

Shareholder Services
Milberg LLP
One Pennsylvania Plaza
48th Floor
New York, NY 10119
1-800-320-5081

Please do not call the above number to inquire on the status of distribution, the administration of the settlement, or the exercise of Credit Vouchers.

Also, please do not call the Court or your Financial Advisor concerning the lawsuit or the settlement.

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