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Company: Tripos, Inc.
Ticker Symbol: NASD: TRPS
Class Period: January 9, 2002 TO July 1, 2002
Court: Eastern District, MO
Date Filed: Jul-24-03
Lead Plaintiff Deadline: Sep-22-03
A class action lawsuit has been filed in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri on behalf of all purchasers of the common stock of Tripos, Inc. ("Tripos" or the "Company") (Nasdaq:TRPS) from January 9, 2002 through July 1, 2002, inclusive (the "Class Period").

The Complaint alleges that defendants violated Sections 10(b) and 20(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and Rule 10b-5 promulgated thereunder, by issuing a series of material misrepresentations to the market between January 9, 2002 and July 1, 2002, thereby artificially inflating the price of Tripos common stock. The Complaint alleges that these statements were materially false and misleading because they failed to disclose and misrepresented the following adverse facts, among others: (a) that the Company was experiencing weakening demand for its products and services as its customers were delaying, deferring or canceling purchases; (b) that the Company was experiencing severe and material problems with a certain contract and therefore would not be able to recognize revenue on that contract as anticipated; and (c) as a result of the foregoing, defendants lacked a reasonable basis for their earnings projections and positive statements about Tripos.

On July 1, 2002, Tripos shocked the market when it announced that, contrary to its repeated representations throughout the Class Period, it would not meet its earnings guidance for the second quarter of 2002, and it was reducing its earnings guidance for fiscal year 2002. Furthermore, the Company stated that it now expected to have a loss from operations of $1.8 million to $2.1 million for the quarter. In response to this announcement, the price of Tripos common stock dropped precipitously, falling from $21.80 per share to $8.53 per share - a drop of 60% - on extremely heavy trading volume.

If you acquired the securities of Tripos, Inc. during the Class Period you may, no later than September 22, 2003, request that the Court appoint you as lead plaintiff through counsel of your choice. You may also choose to remain an absent class member. A lead plaintiff must meet certain requirements.

If you feel you qualify for damages or remedies that might be awarded in this class action please fill in our form on the right to submit your complaint.

If your injustice does not match the complaint described above, please use this form to register your complaint. Thank you.

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