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Schatz Nobel Izard P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Countrywide Financial Corp.
[August 15, 2007]

Schatz Nobel Izard P.C. Announces Class Action Lawsuit Against Countrywide Financial Corp.

(PrimeNewswire Via Thomson Dialog NewsEdge) HARTFORD, Conn., Aug. 15, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The law firm of Schatz Nobel Izard P.C., which has significant experience representing investors in prosecuting claims of securities fraud, announces that a lawsuit seeking class action status has been filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California on behalf of all persons who purchased the common stock of Countrywide Financial Corp. ("Countrywide") (Nasdaq:CFC) between October 24, 2006, through August 9, 2007, inclusive (the "Class Period").

The Complaint charges that Countrywide and certain of its officers and directors violated federal securities laws by making false and misleading statements regarding the changing quality of the Company's mortgage loan portfolio. As late as April of 2007, Countrywide stated that credit rating agency Moody's upgraded the rating of the Company's banking segment and announced that its home loans segment was also under review for possible upgrade. Then, on June 12, 2007, the Company boasted of its position as the number one mortgage originator in the United States. These reassuring announcements served to conceal the alarming growth of loan delinquencies and the increasing likelihood of impairment charges, with resulting adverse impacts on the quality of the Company's collateralized debt obligations (CDO's), earnings and profits.

On July 24, 2007, Countrywide announced over $417 million in impairment charges and implementation of a $292.9 million loan loss provision. On the news, the price of Countrywide Financial stock tumbled 10.4%, closing at $30.50 per share. On August 9, 2007, within four days of reassuring statements that purported the reliability and availability of liquidity to meet short-term needs, the Company adopted a new risk disclosure, warning of short-term liquidity issues. As a result, on that day, the price of Countrywide Financial stock fell again, losing $1.00 or 3.4%, to close at $27.86 per share.

If you are a member of the class, you may, no later than October 15, 2007, request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff of the class. A lead plaintiff is a class member that acts on behalf of other class members in directing the litigation. Although your ability to share in any recovery is not affected by the decision whether or not to seek appointment as a lead plaintiff, lead plaintiffs make important decisions which could affect the overall recovery for class members, including decisions concerning settlement. The securities laws require the Court to consider the class member(s) with the largest financial interest as presumptively the most adequate lead plaintiff(s).

While Schatz Nobel Izard P.C. has not filed a lawsuit against the defendants, to view a copy of the Complaint initiating the class action or for more information about the case, class action cases in general, and your rights, please contact Schatz Nobel Izard P.C. toll-free at (800) 797-5499, or by e-mail at, or visit our website:

CONTACT: Schatz Nobel Izard P.C.
Wayne T. Boulton
Nancy A. Kulesa
(800) 797-5499

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