SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
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Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): March 21, 2005
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1212 North Hercules Avenue
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Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.
On April 6, 2005, Aerosonic became aware of a Derivative Complaint filed on March 21, 2005 in the Circuit Court of Hillsborough County, Florida, by Matilda Franzitta, asserting that she is a shareholder acting on behalf of the Company, which is a nominal defendant, and naming as defendants certain present and past officers, directors and employees, some of whom also were named as defendants in the pending federal securities class action litigation, and the Companys former auditor and that firms partner in charge of the Companys audit.
The Complaint alleges (a) breaches of fiduciary duties and aiding and abetting such breaches by the present and former directors, officers, and employees named as defendants, for an asserted "Relevant Period" which appears to begin sometime in 1999 and continues to the present time; and (b) breaches of contract, professional negligence, and aiding and abetting breaches of fiduciary duties, by the Companys former auditor during the asserted Relevant Period, and that firms partner in charge of the Companys audit during most of that time.
The Company is in the process of evaluating the various claims and is hopeful it still will be able to consummate the shareholder federal class action litigation settlement, in the manner announced by the Company in its press release on April 5, 2005, as filed on Form 8-K on that date. However, at this time, the Company is unable to determine what effect, if any, the derivative suit will have on its ability to consummate such settlement.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
Dated: April 11, 2005
/s/ David A. Baldini
David A. Baldini
Chairman of the Board
President and Chief Executive Officer