Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Body Central Corporation

  Law Offices of Howard G. Smith Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Body
  Central Corporation

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BENSALEM, Pa. -- October 20, 2012

Law Offices of Howard G. Smith announces that a class action lawsuit has been
filed in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
on behalf of a class (the “Class”) consisting of all persons or entities who
purchased the common stock of Body Central Corporation (“Body Central” or the
“Company”) (NASDAQ:BODY) between November 10, 2011 and June 18, 2012,
inclusive (the “Class Period”).

Body Central operates as a specialty retailer of young women’s apparel and
accessories in the south, mid-Atlantic and Midwest United States, with
specialty apparel stores under the Body Central and Body Shop banners. On June
18, 2012 the Company announced “revised sales and earnings guidance for its
second quarter and full year 2012.” According to the Company, the revision was
a result of “recent sales trends,” which the Company expects “will continue
into the third quarter with some impact to gross margin.”

The Complaint alleges that the Company and certain of its executive officers
misrepresented and/or failed to disclose material adverse facts concerning
Body Central’s financial performance and prospects, including that: (1) the
Company's “merchandise miss” was not an isolated event, it would take at least
several quarters to remedy and would have a material negative impact on the
Company's financial results; (2) the Company's stores were experiencing
increasingly poor performance and financial results; (3) defendants issued
materially false and misleading statements regarding the Company's operations
and its business and financial results and outlook; and (4) based on the
foregoing, defendants lacked a reasonable basis for their positive statements
about the Company or its revenue outlook.

If you are a member of the Class described above, you may move the Court, no
later than October 29, 2012, to serve as lead plaintiff; however, you must
meet certain legal requirements. To be a member of the Class, you need not
take any action at this time or you may retain counsel of your choice. If you
wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this Notice or
your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Howard
G. Smith, Esquire, of Law Offices of Howard G. Smith, 3070 Bristol Pike, Suite
112, Bensalem, Pennsylvania 19020 by telephone at (215) 638-4847, Toll Free at
(888) 638-4847, or by email to, or visit our
website at


Law Offices of Howard G. Smith
Howard G. Smith, Esquire
(215) 638-4847
(888) 638-4847
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