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The Law Firm of Levi & Korsinsky, LLP Announces Investigation Into Possible Breaches of Fiduciary Duty by the Board of Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. in Connection With Sale of the Company to The Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Levi & Korsinsky is investigating the Board of Directors of Pharmaceutical Product Development, Inc. ("PPD" or the "Company") (NASDAQ: PPDI) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the Company to an affiliate of The Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman.  Under the terms of the transaction, PPD shareholders will receive $33.25 per share of PPD stock they own.  The transaction has a total approximate value of $3.9 billion.

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The investigation concerns whether the PPD Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to PPD stockholders by failing to adequately shop the Company before entering into this transaction and whether The Carlyle Group and Hellman & Friedman are underpaying for PPD shares, thus unlawfully harming PPD stockholders.  In particular, at least one analyst set a price target of $38.00 per PPD share.

If you own common stock in PPD and wish to obtain additional information, please contact Joseph E. Levi, Esq. either via email at or by telephone at (212) 363-7500, toll-free: (877) 363-5972, or

Levi & Korsinsky is a national firm with offices in New York, California and Washington D.C.  The firm has extensive expertise in prosecuting investor securities litigation involving financial fraud and represents investors throughout the nation, concentrating its practice in securities and shareholder litigation.  The attorneys at Levi & Korsinsky have been appointed by numerous courts throughout the country to serve as lead counsel on behalf of shareholders in major litigations involving mergers and acquisitions.  For more information, please feel free to contact any of the attorneys listed below. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

Levi & Korsinsky, LLP
Joseph Levi, Esq.
Eduard Korsinsky, Esq.
30 Broad Street - 15th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Tel: (212) 363-7500
Toll Free:  (877) 363-5972
Fax: (212) 363-7171

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