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UNITED COMMUNITY CLASS ACTION: HALPER SADEH LLP ANNOUNCES FILING OF SHAREHOLDER CLASS ACTION AGAINST UNITED COMMUNITY FINANCIAL CORP. – UCFC

November 8, 2019.

New York, New York—Halper Sadeh LLP, a global investor rights law firm, announces the filing of a shareholder class action lawsuit against United Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ: UCFC) in connection with the proposed sale of United Community to First Defiance Financial Corp. (“First Defiance”). The lawsuit seeks damages and/or equitable relief on behalf of United Community shareholders under the federal securities laws.

The lawsuit alleges that Defendants issued a materially misleading registration statement recommending that United Community shareholders vote in favor of the proposed sale of United Community to First Defiance. According to the complaint, the registration statement contains materially incomplete and misleading information concerning: (1) United Community’s, First Defiance’s, and the combined company’s financial projections; (2) the analyses performed by United Community’s financial advisor; and (3) the sales process leading up to the proposed sale of United Community to First Defiance.

NO CLASS HAS YET BEEN CERTIFIED IN THE ABOVE ACTION. UNTIL A CLASS IS CERTIFIED, YOU ARE NOT REPRESENTED BY COUNSEL UNLESS YOU RETAIN ONE. YOU MAY RETAIN COUNSEL OF YOUR CHOICE OR YOU MAY REMAIN AN ABSENT CLASS MEMBER AND DO NOTHING AT THIS POINT.

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