Logitech Fair Fund


Frequently Asked Questions

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1. What is this case about?

On April 19, 2016, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) issued an Order Instituting Cease-and-Desist Proceedings Pursuant to Section 21C of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Making Findings, and Imposing Cease-and-Desist Orders and Penalties (the “Order”) against the Respondents (the “Administrative Action”). In the Order, the Commission found Logitech responsible for recurring instances of improper accounting between 2008 and 2013 related to a product write-down, warranty liabilities, and revenue recognition. The Commission further found Doktorczyk and Bolles, both former officers of Logitech, responsible for the improper accounting for warranty liabilities that occurred during their employment. The Commission ordered Logitech, Doktorczyk, and Bolles to pay civil money penalties of $7,500,000.00, $50,000.00, and $25,000.00, respectively. The Respondents have since paid in full and the Commission holds more than $7.575 million, comprised of the civil money penalties paid by the Respondents and accrued interest.

On February 27, 2018, the Commission established a Fair Fund, pursuant to Section 308(a) of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, as amended, so that the $7.575 million in civil money penalties paid by the Respondents can be distributed for the benefit of the injured investors (the “Logitech Fair Fund”).

The First Plan of Distribution (“First Plan”) was approved by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) on October 26, 2018, and resulted in the full compensation, including reasonable interest, of all eligible claimants who purchased shares of Logitech common stock on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Approximately $5 million, comprised of undistributed funds; unused reserves for taxes, fees, and expenses; interest; and tax refunds remains in the Fair Fund. On September 20, 2021 the Commission approved the Second Plan of Distribution.

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2. Why did I receive a Notice?

You received a Notice because records indicate you may have purchased Logitech ordinary stock between May 28, 2011 through July 27, 2011, inclusive (the “Recovery Period”). The notice you received is designed to notify you of the administration and to inform you that you may be eligible to receive payment from the Logitech Fair Fund.

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3. Who is eligible to participate in the Fair Fund?

You must satisfy certain eligibility criteria described in detail in the Plan. The general criteria include:

  • You must have purchased the Security during the Recovery Period;
  • Your purchases must have taken place on the SIX Swiss Exchange;
  • Your approved transactions must calculate to an Eligible Loss Amount as calculated under the Plan; and
  • Your Distribution Payment must equal or exceed $10.00.

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4. Who is excluded from participating in the Fair Fund?

  • Doktorczyk and Bolles and their assigns, heirs, spouses, parents, children, dependents, or controlled entities;
  • Logitech and its directors, officers, advisers, agents, affiliates who served in such capacity during the Relevant Period;
  • Eric K. Bardman and Jennifer F. Wolf, the Defendants in SEC v. Bardman, et al., Civ. Act. No. 3:16-2023 (N.D. Cal.), and any of their assigns, heirs, spouses, parents, children, dependents, or controlled entities;
  • The Fund Administrator, its employees, and those persons assisting the Fund Administrator in its role as Fund Administrator; and
  • Any purchaser or assignee of a Potential Claimant’s right to obtain a recovery from the Fair Fund for value; provided, however, that this provision shall not be construed to exclude those Potential Claimants who obtained such a right by gift, inheritance, devise, or operation of law.

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5. What is the amount of the Fair Fund?

Approximately $5 million, comprised of undistributed funds; unused reserves for taxes, fees, and expenses; interest; and tax refunds remains in the Fair Fund and the initial distribution.

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6. What do I need to participate in the Fair Fund?

To participate in the Fair Fund, you must timely send in a valid Proof of Claim with supporting documents by March 29, 2022.

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7. What do I need to submit with my Proof of Claim Form?

You must document each transaction that you include on your Proof of Claim Form. Acceptable forms of supporting documentation include, but are not limited to:

  1. Trade confirmation slips from brokerage firms that list the security name, the name of the beneficial owner, the type of transaction, the date of the transaction, the number of shares, and the total amount of the transaction; or
  2. Monthly statements from brokerage firms that detail all activity within a month

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8. What is the deadline for submitting my Proof of Claim Form?

The deadline to submit a completed and signed Proof of Claim Form with the necessary documentation is March 29, 2022.

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9. Will I be notified if my Proof of Claim is deficient?

Yes, if your Proof of Claim is deficient, you will receive a Determination Notice setting forth the reason(s) why the claim is deficient and advising you of the opportunity to cure such a claim.

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10. How much money will I receive if my claim is approved?

Until all claims have been fully processed it is not possible to determine the amount of any individual payment because the amount will depend on a variety of factors, including the number of valid claims processed, the amount of Logitech ordinary stock that you purchased, when you purchased these shares, and whether you sold these shares or held the shares through October 26, 2011.

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11. Who is the Fund Administrator?

The Garden City Group, LLC was appointed as the Fund Administrator. As of June 1, 2018, The Garden City Group has been operating as Epiq Class Action & Claims Solutions, Inc.

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12. Where can I obtain the Plan and Notice?

You can obtain the Plan, Notice, and Proof of Claim Form by either downloading these documents from this website here, or requesting them by mail to:

Logitech Fair Fund c/o EPIQ P.O. Box 10568 Dublin, OH 43017-7268

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13. How do I get more information?

Additional information regarding the Logitech Fair Fund can be found on this website. You can obtain additional information or request copies of documents by calling the Logitech Fair Fund’s toll-free hotline at (877) 919-5896, or by emailing at Questions@logitechfairfund.com.

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14. When did the Initial Distribution take place?

The Initial Distribution took place on Monday, December 14, 2020.

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