The Law Office of Abe Shainberg is investigating the Board of Directors of optionsXpress Holdings, Inc. (NasdaqGS: OXPS) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of state law in connection with the sale of the Company to The Charles Schwab Corporation (“Schwab”) (NYSE: SCHW). Under the terms of the proposed transaction, optionsXpress shareholders will receive 1.02 shares of Schwab stock for each share of optionsXpress stock they own. Based on the March 18, 2011 closing price of Schwab stock, the transaction values each optionsXpress share at $17.91 for a total transaction value of approximately $1.0 billion.

The investigation concerns whether the optionsXpress Board of Directors breached their fiduciary duties to optionsXpress stockholders by failing to adequately shop the Company before entering into this transaction and whether Schwab is underpaying for optionsXpress shares. According to Yahoo! Finance, at least one analyst set a price target of $21.00 per share of optionsXpress stock.

If you own common stock in optionsXpress and wish to obtain additional information, please contact Abe Shainberg, Esq. either via email at or by telephone at (212) 425-7286, or visit

Mr. Shainberg has expertise in prosecuting investor securities litigation, is a certified and registered arbitrator and mediator involving financial matters, and represents investors in various matters nationwide. Attorney advertising. Prior results do not guarantee similar outcomes.

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