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Zhang Investor Law announces  a class action lawsuit on behalf of shareholders who bought shares of American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE: AEP) from November 2, 2016 through July 24, 2020 (the “Class Period”). The lawsuit seeks to recover damages for American Electric Power Company, Inc. investors under the federal securities laws.

If you bought American Electric Power Company, Inc. securities between November 2, 2016 through July 24, 2020, and would like to join the action, please click “Join This Class Action,” above.

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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Zhang Investor Law Announces a Securities Class Action Lawsuit Against American Electric Power Company, Inc. – AEP

New York, N.Y., September 15, 2020. Zhang Investor Law announces a class action lawsuit on behalf of shareholders who bought shares of American Electric Power Company, Inc. (NYSE: AEP) between November 2, 2016 and July 24, 2020, inclusive (the “Class Period”).

To join the AP class action, go to http://zhanginvestorlaw.com/cases/american-electric-power-company-inc/ call Sophie Zhang, Esq. toll-free at 800-991-3756 or email info@zhanginvestorlaw.com for information on the class action.

Lead plaintiff status is not required to seek compensation.  You may retain counsel of your choice.  You may remain an absent class member and take not action at this time.

According to the lawsuit,  throughout the Class Period (1) the Company covertly participated in the “the largest public corruption case in Ohio history”; (2) the Company secretly funneled substantial funds to Ohio political organizations and politicians to bribe politicians to pass Ohio House Bill 6, which benefitted the Company and its coal-fired generation assets; (3) the Company partially funded a massive, misleading advertising campaign in support of HB6 and in opposition to a ballot initiative to repeal HB6 by passing substantial sums through a web of dark money entities and front companies in order to conceal the Company’s involvement; (4) the Company aided in subverting a citizens’ ballot initiative to repeal HB6; (5) as a result of the foregoing, defendants’ Class Period statements regarding the Company’s regulatory and legislative efforts were materially false and misleading; (6) as a result of the foregoing, the Company would face increased scrutiny; (7) the Company was subject to undisclosed risk of reputational, legal and financial harm; (8) the bribery scheme would jeopardize the benefits the Company sought by HB6; (9) as opposed to the Company’s repeated public statements regarding a move to clean energy, it sought a dirty energy bailout; (10) as opposed to the Company’s repeated public statements regarding protection of its customers’ interests, the Company sought an extra and state-mandated surcharge on its customers’ bills; and (11) as a result of the foregoing, defendants’ statements about its business, operations, and prospects, were materially false and misleading and/or lacked a reasonable basis at all relevant times. When the true details entered the market, the lawsuit claims that investors suffered damages.

A class action lawsuit has already been filed. If you wish to serve as lead plaintiff, you must move the Court no later than October 19, 2020. 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, go to http://zhanginvestorlaw.com/cases/american-electric-power-company-inc/ or to discuss your rights or interests regarding this class action, please contact Sophie Zhang, Esq. of Zhang Investor Law toll free at 800-991-3756 or via e-mail at info@zhanginvestorlaw.com.

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