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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Encourages Investors With More Than $250,000 in Losses from Investment in International Business Machines Corporation to Contact Brower Piven Before the February 10, 2014 Lead Plaintiff Deadline

Friday, January 31, 2014

SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Brower Piven Encourages Investors With More Than $250,000 in Losses from Investment in International Business Machines Corporation to Contact Brower Piven Before the February 10, 2014 Lead Plaintiff Deadline

21:30 EST Friday, January 31, 2014

STEVENSON, Md. (Business Wire) -- Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation announces that a class action lawsuit has been commenced in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York on behalf of purchasers of International Business Machines Corporation (“IBM” or the “Company”) (NYSE: IBM) common stock during the period between June 25, 2013 and October 16, 2013, inclusive (the “Class Period”).

If you have suffered a net loss from investment in International Business Machines Corporation common stock purchased on or after June 25, 2013, and held through the revelation of negative information on October 16, 2013, as described below, at no cost to you, you may obtain additional information about this lawsuit and your ability to become a lead plaintiff by contacting Brower Piven at www.browerpiven.com, by email at hoffman@browerpiven.com, by calling 410/415-6616, or at Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation, 1925 Old Valley Road, Stevenson, Maryland 21153. Attorneys at Brower Piven have combined experience litigating securities and class action cases of over 60 years.

No class has yet been certified in the above action. Members of the Class will be represented by the lead plaintiff and counsel chosen by the lead plaintiff. If you wish to choose counsel to represent you and the Class, you must apply to be appointed lead plaintiff no later than February 10, 2014 and be selected by the Court. The lead plaintiff will direct the litigation and participate in important decisions including whether to accept a settlement and how much of a settlement to accept for the Class in the action. The lead plaintiff will be selected from among applicants claiming the largest loss from investment in the Company during the Class Period.

The complaint accuses the defendants of violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 by virtue of the defendants' failure to disclose during the Class Period that the Company's association with the U.S. National Security Agency's spy program, known as “Prism,” caused the Chinese government and businesses in China to abruptly halt doing business with the Company, leading to a steep decline in sales. According to the complaint, following the Company's October 16, 2013 disclosure of disappointing financial results for the third quarter of 2013, particularly in China, the value of IBM shares declined significantly.

If you choose to retain counsel, you may retain Brower Piven without financial obligation or cost to you, or you may retain other counsel of your choice. You need take no action at this time to be a member of the class.

Brower Piven, A Professional Corporation
Stevenson, Maryland
Charles J. Piven, 410-415-6616
hoffman@browerpiven.com

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