Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP, Representing Shareholders of Weatherford International Ltd., Announces 20 Days Remaining to Move for Appointment as Lead Plaintiff in the Shareholder Lawsuit -- WFT

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LOS ANGELES, April 19, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP announces that all persons or entities who purchased or otherwise acquired the securities of Weatherford International Ltd. ("Weatherford" or the "Company") (NYSE:WFT) between April 25, 2007 and March 1, 2011, inclusive (the "Class Period"), have 20 days until the May 9, 2011 deadline to move the Court to serve as Lead Plaintiff in the securities fraud class action lawsuit. The class action lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

A copy of the Complaint is available from the court or from Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP. Please contact us by phone to discuss this action or to obtain a copy of the Complaint at (310) 201‑9150 or Toll Free at (888) 773‑9224, by email to, or visit our website at .

Weatherford provides equipment and services to independent oil and natural gas producing companies worldwide for the drilling, evaluation, completion, production and intervention of oil and natural gas wells. The Complaint alleges that during the Class Period the Company and certain of its executive officers misrepresented and/or failed to disclose that: (1) the Company improperly accounted for income taxes relating to intercompany amounts and foreign tax assets; (2) as a result, the Company's financial results were materially misstated during the Class Period; (3) the Company's financial results were not prepared in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles; and (4), the Company lacked adequate internal and financial controls.

On March 1, 2011, Weatherford announced its intention to restate its previously issued financial results for the years ended December 31, 2007, 2008 and 2009 and quarterly periods ended March 31, June 30 and September 30, 2010, to reduce its previously reported net income by an estimated $500 million comprising $460 million in errors related to intercompany amounts and $40 million related to foreign tax assets. On this news, Weatherford shares declined $2.38 per share, to close on March 2, 2011, at $21.14 per share.

Any person or group who suffered a loss as a result of purchasing Weatherford securities between April 25, 2007 and March 1, 2011, may ask the Court to be appointed as Lead Plaintiff, but must file a motion no later than the May 9, 2011 deadline.

Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP is a law firm with significant experience in prosecuting class actions, substantial expertise in actions involving corporate fraud, and is representing Weatherford shareholders in this litigation.

If you wish to discuss this action or have any questions concerning this Notice or your rights or interests with respect to these matters, please contact Michael Goldberg, Esquire, of Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP, 1801 Avenue of the Stars, Suite 311, Los Angeles, California 90067, by telephone at (310) 201‑9150, Toll Free at (888) 773‑9224, by e‑mail to, or visit our website at .

CONTACT: Glancy Binkow & Goldberg LLP, Los Angeles, CA Lionel Z. Glancy (310) 201-9150 or (888) 773-9224 Michael Goldberg