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Orion Energy Systems, Inc.

Roy Jacobs & Associates Files Class Action Lawsuit on Behalf of Purchasers of Orion Energy Systems, Inc. Securities


    NEW YORK, New York--Roy Jacobs & Associates announces that it has commenced a Class Action lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of a class (the "Class") of all persons who purchased or acquired the common shares of Orion Energy Systems, Inc. (“Orion” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: OESX) in the Initial Public Offering (“IPO”) on December 18, 2007 or in the open market from December 18, 2007 through February 6, 2008. (the "Class Period").

For further information, please contact Roy L. Jacobs, Esq. toll-free at 1-888-884-4490 or by e-mail to rjacobs@jacobsclasslaw.com.  You may also sign up at our website at www.jacobsclasslaw.com.

With respect to the IPO, Orion realized over $78 million in proceeds, while Chief Executive Officer Neal R. Verfuerth (“Verfeurth”) and family sold 600,000 shares for proceeds of approximately $7 million.  On February 6, 2008, just weeks after its IPO, Orion revealed news concerning the Company which completely surprised analysts and investors, and caused the stock to drop approximately 43%, to a price of $8.51 per share.

    Orion is a manufacturer of efficient lighting and energy systems to businesses. The Prospectus for its IPO described a Company that was quickly growing revenues from existing product lines, and briefly described product line extensions.  After the close of trading on February 6, 2008, Orion revealed that revenues in its current fiscal quarter would decline as the Company took aggressive measures to promote a “new business model,” a change in focus that is alleged not to have been adequately disclosed or described in the IPO Prospectus.  During the February 6, 2008 conference call, Orion executives, including Verfuerth, appeared unable to explain to the satisfaction of securities analysts this surprising news about the business model change on the heels of the IPO, or its impact on revenues.

The complaint charges Orion, certain of its officers and directors and the underwriters who sponsored the IPO with violation of the federal securities laws by issuing a Registration Statement and Prospectus in connection with the IPO which was materially false or misleading due to omissions.  The law generally imposes strict liability on defendants responsible for a materially false Registration Statement and Prospectus, including for purchases made in the open market after the IPO; no fraud need be proved to recover.

If you purchased Orion shares during the Class Period, December 18, 2007 through February 6, 2008, you may qualify to serve as Lead Plaintiff on behalf of the Class. All motions for appointment as Lead Plaintiff must be filed by April 11, 2008.  If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this notice or your rights with respect to this matter, please contact Roy L. Jacobs. Mr. Jacobs will personally speak with you at no cost or obligation.

You may also join this action by visiting our website at www.jacobsclasslaw.com.


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    Roy L. Jacobs, Esq.
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