The opinion of the court was delivered by: Judge: Hon. John A. Mendez
STIPULATION AND ORDER TO EXTEND STAY
Plaintiff JEROME C. BROERING ("Plaintiff") and Defendants STEVEN C. OLDHAM, KIRK C. DOYLE, GUY R. GIBSON, ROBERT D. KITTREDGE, JOHN R. ROBERTS, III, TIMOTHY D. TARON, ROGER J. VALINE, CONSOLIDATED COMMUNICATIONS HOLDINGS, INC., SUREWEST COMMUNICATIONS, WH ACQUISITION CORP., and WH ACQUISITION II CORP. (collectively, "Defendants"), by and through their undersigned counsel, hereby stipulate and agree to extend the stay of the above captioned action to and including June 1, 2013, unless all of the parties mutually agree to lift the stay at an earlier date. Plaintiff and Defendants request this extension of the stay because a settlement has been submitted to the court in the related consolidated state court action captioned In re SureWest Commnications Shareholder Litigation, Case No. SCV-0030655 (Cal. Super. Ct. -- Placer County), which if approved by the state court will result in the voluntary dismissal of this action. Additional time is needed pending preliminary approval, notice to shareholders, final approval, and the running of the applicable appeal period.
DATED: December 6, 2012 FINKELSTEIN THOMPSON LLP
By: /s/ Rosemary M. Rivas
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Counsel for Individual and Representative Plaintiff Jerome
DATED: December 6, 2012 ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE LLP By: /s/ Alexander K. Talarides James N. Kramer (SBN 154709) firstname.lastname@example.org Alexander K. Talarides (SBN 268068) email@example.com The Orrick Building 405 Howard Street San Francisco, California 94105 Telephone: (415) 773-5700 Facsimile: (415) 773-5759 Counsel for SureWest Communications, Steven C. Oldham, Kirk C. Doyle, Guy R. Gibson, Robert D. Kittredge, John R. Roberts, III, Timothy D. Taron, and Roger J. Valine DATED: December 6, 2012 SCHIFF HARDIN LLP By: /s/ Rocky N. Unruh Rocky N. Unruh (SBN 84049) firstname.lastname@example.org One Market, Suite 3200 San Francisco, CA 94105 Telephone: (415) 901-8700 Facsimile: (415) 901-8701 Counsel for Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc., WH Acquisition Corp., and WH Acquisition II Corp.
John A. Mendez UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT JUDGE
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