To be eligible to receive a share of the Net Settlement Fund from the proposed Settlement of the Action, you must complete and sign a Proof of Claim and Release Form (“Claim Form”) and mail it by first-class mail to the above address, or submit it online here. Claim Forms must be postmarked (or received) no later than October 10, 2023.
Failure to submit your Claim Form by the date specified will subject your claim to rejection and may preclude you from being eligible to recover any money in connection with the proposed Settlement.
Do not mail or deliver your Claim Form to the Court, the Parties to the Action, or their counsel. Submit your Claim Form only to the Claims Administrator at the address found on the Claim Form, or online here.
It is important that you completely read and understand the Notice found on this website, including the proposed Plan of Allocation set forth in the Notice (“Plan of Allocation”). The Notice describes the proposed Settlement, how Settlement Class Members are affected by the Settlement, and the manner in which the Net Settlement Fund will be distributed if the Settlement and Plan of Allocation are approved by the Court. The Notice also contains the definitions of many of the defined terms (which are indicated by initial capital letters) used in the Claim Form. By signing and submitting a Claim Form, you will be certifying that you have read and understand the Notice, including the terms of the Releases described therein and provided for in the Claim Form.
Please Note: The United States Securities and Exchange Commission has established a separate fair fund in its enforcement action against Kraft Heinz (“SEC Fair Fund”). The SEC Fair Fund will compensate certain investors who purchased Kraft Heinz common stock between February 26, 2016 and February 21, 2019 and who satisfy the conditions of the Plan of Distribution available on the website, www.khcfairfund.com. The SEC Fair Fund is separate from the Settlement of this Action. Settlement Class Members who have -submitted a claim to recover from the SEC Fair Fund will also need to submit this Claim Form in order to be eligible for a recovery from the Settlement obtained in this Action.
By submitting a Claim Form, you are making a request to share in the proceeds of the Settlement described in the Notice. IF YOU ARE NOT A SETTLEMENT CLASS MEMBER (see definition of “Settlement Class” contained in ¶ 18 of the Notice), OR IF YOU SUBMIT A REQUEST FOR EXCLUSION FROM THE SETTLEMENT CLASS, DO NOT SUBMIT A CLAIM FORM AS YOU MAY NOT, DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY, PARTICIPATE IN THE SETTLEMENT. THUS, IF YOU ARE EXCLUDED FROM THE SETTLEMENT CLASS, ANY CLAIM FORM THAT YOU SUBMIT, OR THAT MAY BE SUBMITTED ON YOUR BEHALF, WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Submission of a Claim Form does not guarantee that you will share in the proceeds of the Settlement. The distribution of the Net Settlement Fund will be governed by the Plan of Allocation set forth in the Notice, if it is approved by the Court, or by such other plan of allocation as the Court approves.
Use this online form to supply all required details of your transaction(s) (including free transfers and deliveries) in and holdings of the eligible Kraft Heinz securities. On this form, please provide all of the requested information with respect to your holdings, purchases, acquisitions, and sales of Kraft Heinz common stock, call options, and put options, whether such transactions resulted in a profit or a loss. Failure to report all transaction and holding information during the requested time periods may result in the rejection of your claim.
Please note: Only Kraft Heinz common stock and Kraft Heinz call options purchased/acquired, and Kraft Heinz put options sold (written) during the Class Period (i.e., from November 6, 2015 through August 7, 2019, inclusive) are eligible under the Settlement. However, because the PSLRA provides for a “90-day look-back period” (described in the Plan of Allocation set forth in the Notice), you must provide documentation related to your purchases, acquisitions and sales of Kraft Heinz common stock during the period from August 8, 2019 through November 5, 2019 (i.e., the 90-day look-back period) in order for the Claims Administrator to calculate your Recognized Loss Amount under the Plan of Allocation and process your claim. For Kraft Heinz call options and put options, you must provide documentation related to your transactions both during the Class Period and on August 8, 2019 in order for the Claims Administrator to calculate your Recognized Loss Amount under the Plan of Allocation and process your claim. Failure to report all transaction and holding information during the requested time periods may result in the rejection of your claim.
You are required to submit genuine and sufficient documentation for all of your transactions in and holdings of the eligible Kraft Heinz securities. Documentation may consist of copies of brokerage confirmation slips or brokerage account statements, or an authorized statement from your broker containing the transactional and holding information found in a brokerage confirmation slip or account statement. The Parties and the Claims Administrator do not independently have information about your investments in Kraft Heinz common stock/options. IF SUCH DOCUMENTS ARE NOT IN YOUR POSSESSION, PLEASE OBTAIN COPIES OF THE DOCUMENTS OR EQUIVALENT DOCUMENTS FROM YOUR BROKER. FAILURE TO SUPPLY THIS DOCUMENTATION MAY RESULT IN THE REJECTION OF YOUR CLAIM. DO NOT SEND ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS. Please keep a copy of all documents that you upload to the Claims Administrator. Also, do not highlight any portion of the Claim Form or any supporting documents.
Kraft Heinz call options and Kraft Heinz put options are identified by strike price and expiration date.
One Claim Form should be submitted for each separate legal entity or separately managed account. Separate Claim Forms should be submitted for each separate legal entity (e.g., an individual should not combine his or her IRA transactions with transactions made solely in the individual’s name). Generally, a single Claim Form should be submitted on behalf of one legal entity including all holdings and transactions made by that entity on one Claim Form. However, if a single person or legal entity had multiple accounts that were separately managed, separate Claims may be submitted for each such account. The Claims Administrator reserves the right to request information on all of the holdings and transactions in Kraft Heinz common stock and call and put options on Kraft Heinz common stock made on behalf of a single beneficial owner.
All joint beneficial owners each must sign the Claim Form and their names must appear as “Claimants” in Part II of the Claim Form. The complete name(s) of the beneficial owner(s) must be entered. If you purchased or otherwise acquired Kraft Heinz common stock and/or call options on Kraft Heinz common stock, or sold put options on Kraft Heinz common stock, during the Class Period and held the shares/options in your name, you are the beneficial owner as well as the record owner. If you purchased or otherwise acquired Kraft Heinz common stock and/or call options on Kraft Heinz common stock, or sold put options on Kraft Heinz common stock, during the Class Period and the shares/options were registered in the name of a third party, such as a nominee or brokerage firm, you are the beneficial owner of these shares/options, but the third party is the record owner. The beneficial owner, not the record owner, must sign the Claim Form.
Agents, executors, administrators, guardians, and trustees must complete and sign/submit the Claim Form on behalf of persons represented by them, and they must:
- expressly state the capacity in which they are acting;
- identify the name, account number, last four digits of the Social Security Number (or Taxpayer Identification Number), address, and telephone number of the beneficial owner of (or other person or entity on whose behalf they are acting with respect to) the Kraft Heinz common stock/options; and
- furnish herewith evidence of their authority to bind to the Claim Form the person or entity on whose behalf they are acting. (Authority to complete and sign a Claim Form cannot be established by stockbrokers demonstrating only that they have discretionary authority to trade securities in another person’s accounts.)
By submitting a signed Claim Form, you will be swearing to the truth of the statements contained therein and the genuineness of the documents attached thereto, subject to penalties of perjury under the laws of the United States of America. The making of false statements, or the submission of forged or fraudulent documentation, will result in the rejection of your claim and may subject you to civil liability or criminal prosecution.
If the Court approves the Settlement, payments to eligible Authorized Claimants pursuant to the Plan of Allocation (or such other plan of allocation as the Court approves) will be made after any appeals are resolved, and after the completion of all claims processing. The claims process will take substantial time to complete fully and fairly. Please be patient.
PLEASE NOTE: As set forth in the Plan of Allocation, each Authorized Claimant shall receive their pro rata share of the Net Settlement Fund. If the prorated payment to any Authorized Claimant calculates to less than $10.00, it will not be included in the calculation and no distribution will be made to that Authorized Claimant.
If you have questions concerning the Claim Form, or need additional copies of the Claim Form or a copy of the Notice, you may contact the Claims Administrator, JND Legal Administration, at the below address, by email at info@KraftHeinzSecuritiesLitigation.com, or by toll-free phone at 1-844-798-0760, or you can download the Notice and Claim Form from this website.
NOTICE REGARDING ELECTRONIC FILES: Certain claimants with large numbers of transactions may request, or may be requested, to submit information regarding their transactions in electronic files. To obtain the mandatory electronic filing requirements and file layout, you may visit the File a Claim tab on this site, or you may email the Claims Administrator’s electronic filing department at KFTSecurities@JNDLA.com. Any file that is not in accordance with the required electronic filing format will be subject to rejection. No electronic files will be considered to have been properly submitted unless the Claims Administrator issues an email to you to that effect. Do not assume that your file has been received until you receive this email. If you do not receive such an email within 10 days of your submission, you should contact the Claims Administrator’s electronic filing department at KFTSecurities@JNDLA.com to inquire about your file and confirm it was received.
IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE:
YOUR CLAIM IS NOT DEEMED SUBMITTED UNTIL YOU RECEIVE A CONFIRMATION AT THE END OF YOUR SESSION. PLEASE KEEP THE REFERENCE NUMBER FOR YOUR RECORDS.