The Bank of Kentucky Financial Corporation

Shareholder Corporation Litigation

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. Announces Investigation Of The Bank of Kentucky Financial Corporation (NASDAQ GS: BKYF) Buyout

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A. announces that it is investigating potential legal claims against the board of directors of The Bank of Kentucky Financial Corporation (“Bank of Kentucky” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ GS: BKYF) regarding possible breaches of fiduciary duties and other violations of law related to the Company’s entry into an agreement to be acquired by BB&T Corporation (“BB&T”) (NYSE: BBT), in a transaction valued at approximately $363 million.

Under the terms of the agreement, public shareholders of Bank of Kentucky would receive 1.0126 shares of BB&T and $9.40 in cash for each share of Bank of Kentucky they own.  Based on BB&T’s closing stock price on September 5, 2014, Bank of Kentucky shareholders would have received consideration valued at approximately $50.84 per share.

The investigation concerns whether Bank of Kentucky’s board of directors failed to adequately shop the Company and obtain the best possible value for Bank of Kentucky’s shareholders before entering into an agreement with BB&T.

If you own the common stock of Bank of Kentucky and purchased your shares before September 8, 2014, if you have information or would like to learn more about these claims, or if you wish to discuss these matters or have any questions concerning this announcement or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Seth D. Rigrodsky or Gina M. Serra at Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., 2 Righter Parkway, Suite 120, Wilmington, DE 19803, by telephone at (888) 969-4242; by e-mail to

Rigrodsky & Long, P.A., with offices in Wilmington, Delaware and Garden City, New York, regularly prosecutes securities class, derivative and direct actions, shareholder rights litigation and corporate governance litigation, on behalf of shareholders in states and federal courts throughout the United States.

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