Weiss & Lurie, a national class action and shareholder rights law firm with offices in New York City and Los Angeles, is investigating possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of law by the Board of Directors of Southwall Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ: SWTX) arising from its proposed acquisition by Solutia Inc. (NYSE: SOA) for $13.60 per share in cash.

Under the agreement, Solutia will commence a tender offer for all outstanding shares of Southwall common stock no later than October 25, 2011. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter of 2011, subject to customary conditions, including regulatory approvals and the tender of a majority of the outstanding shares of Southwall and receipt of stockholder approval, if necessary. Needham Funds affiliates, together with Dolphin Direct Equity Partners, L.P., which collectively hold 63% of the outstanding shares of Southwall common stock on an as-converted basis, have entered into agreements with Solutia pursuant to which they have agreed to support the transaction and tender their shares in the offer.

Weiss & Lurie is investigating whether Southwall’s Board acted in the best interests of its shareholders in approving the transaction. Notably, as recently as August 1, 2011, Southwall stock traded at a high of $13.98 per share.

If you own Southwall shares and would like more information about your rights as a shareholder or additional information concerning our investigation, please contact Julia J. Sun either by email at info@weisslurie.com or by telephone at (888) 593-4771.

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