NOTICE TO UPS EMPLOYEES WITH MERRILL LYNCH ACCOUNTS: Klayman & Toskes, P.A. Continues to Investigate and Pursue Claims on Behalf of UPS Employees Who Sustained Losses from Unsuitable Covered Call Writing Strategies

The Securities Arbitration Law Firm of Klayman & Toskes, P.A. (“K&T”), www.nasd-law.com, continues to investigate and pursue claims for current and former UPS (NYSE: UPS) employees with Merrill Lynch accounts, for losses sustained from unsuitable covered call writing strategies for concentrated UPS stock positions. K&T recently filed a claim against Merrill Lynch on behalf of a former UPS (NYSE:UPS) employee for losses sustained from unsuitable covered call writing strategies for concentrated UPS stock positions.

According to the claim, the Claimant, worked with UPS for 31 years.  He accumulated more than 29,000 shares through the UPS’s Employee Stock Purchase Program and the Manager Incentive Program.  He invested his shares with Merrill Lynch, who recommended a call writing strategy, to earn present income.  The strategy was improperly implemented, and it lead to the Claimant losing thousands of his shares.  The Claimant’s specific investment objective was not to lose his shares, which he was assured he would not. More importantly, the Claimant was earning much needed quarterly dividends, which he relies upon in his retirement. The strike prices that the call options were sold at were far too low given market conditions, and the firm failed to buy them back. These recommendations led to the Claimant losing thousands of his shares as well as a significant portion of his much-needed dividend payments.

The sole purpose of this release is to investigate the sales practices of Merrill Lynch for FINRA sales practice violations including:  unsuitable recommendations, misrepresentation and omissions of material facts, and failure to supervise.  Current and former UPS employees who held accounts at Merrill Lynch, and have information relating to the manner in with the firm handled their concentrated portfolios, are encouraged to contact the attorneys of Klayman & Toskes, P.A., at (888) 997-9956, or visit our firm’s website at www.nasd-law.com.

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