AMCOL International Shareholder Alert: Former SEC Attorney Willie Briscoe and Powers Taylor LLP Investigate Acquisition by

  AMCOL International Shareholder Alert: Former SEC Attorney Willie Briscoe   and Powers Taylor LLP Investigate Acquisition by Imerys  Business Wire  DALLAS -- February 12, 2014  Former United States Securities and Exchange Commission attorney Willie Briscoe and the securities litigation firm of Powers Taylor LLP are investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of AMCOL International Corporation (“AMCOL”) (NYSE: ACO) related to the acquisition by Imerys S.A. for shareholders. Under the terms of the transaction valued at approximately $1.6 billion, AMCOL shareholders would only receive $41.00 in cash for each share of AMCOL stock owned, well below at least one analyst’s estimated value of $43 per share.  If you are an affected investor, and you want to learn more about the lawsuit or join the action, contact Willie Briscoe at The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC, (214) 239-4568, or via email at WBriscoe@TheBriscoeLawFirm.com, or Patrick Powers at Powers Taylor LLP, toll free (877) 728-9607, via e-mail at shareholder@powerstaylor.com. There is no cost or fee to you.  The AMCOL investigation centers on whether AMCOL’s Board of Directors is acting in the shareholders’ best interests, whether the board is properly considering the proposed price for the shareholders, and whether the board has employed an adequate process to review and act on the proposed transaction. Notably, at least one analyst with Yahoo! Finance has estimated that the true inherent value of the company may be as high as $43.00 per share.  The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC is a full service business litigation and shareholder rights advocacy firm with more than 20 years of experience in complex litigation and transactional matters.  Powers Taylor LLP is a boutique litigation law firm that handles a variety of complex business litigation matters, including claims of investor and stockholder fraud, shareholder oppression, shareholder derivative suits, and security class actions.  Contact:  The Briscoe Law Firm, PLLC Willie Briscoe, 214-239-4568 WBriscoe@TheBriscoeLawFirm.com or Powers Taylor LLP Patrick Powers, 877-728-9607 shareholder@powerstaylor.com