Harwood Feffer LLP Announces Investigation of ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Published: Mar 28, 2012

NEW YORK, March 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Harwood Feffer LLP (www.hfesq.com) is investigating potential claims against the board of directors of ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. ("ISTA" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: ISTA) concerning the proposed acquisition of the Company by Bausch & Lomb in a transaction valued at approximately $500 million.

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On March 27, 2012, it was announced that ISTA and Bausch & Lomb have entered into a definitive agreement pursuant to which Bausch & Lomb will acquire ISTA. Under the agreement, ISTA shareholders will receive $9.10 in cash per share held. At least one analyst has set a target price for ISTA stock of $12.00 per share.

Our investigation concerns whether the board of directors is fulfilling its fiduciary duties, maximizing the value of ISTA, disclosing all material benefits and costs and obtaining full and fair consideration for ISTA shareholders.

If you own ISTA shares and wish to discuss this matter with us, or have any questions concerning your rights and interests with regard to this matter, please contact:

Robert I. Harwood, Esq.

Benjamin Sachs-Michaels

Harwood Feffer LLP

488 Madison Avenue

New York, New York 10022

Phone Numbers:

(877) 935-7400

(212) 935-7400

Email: bsachsmichaels@hfesq.com

Website: http://www.hfesq.com

Harwood Feffer has been representing individual and institutional investors for many years, serving as lead counsel in numerous cases in federal and state courts. Please visit the Harwood Feffer LLP website (http://www.hfesq.com) for more information about the firm.

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