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SHAREHOLDER ALERT: Robbins LLP Announces that AppHarvest, Inc. (APPH) is Being Sued for Misleading Shareholders

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SAN DIEGO & MOREHEAD, Ky., September 29, 2021--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shareholder rights law firm Robbins LLP announces that a shareholder filed a class action on behalf of all persons and entities that purchased or otherwise acquired AppHarvest, Inc. (NASDAQ: APPH) securities between May 17, 2021 and August 10, 2021, for violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. AppHarvest is a sustainable food company that operates applied technology greenhouses to produce fresh, chemical-free, non-GMO fruits, vegetables, and related products.

If you suffered a loss due to AppHarvest, Inc.'s misconduct, click here.

AppHarvest, Inc. (APPH) Failed to Disclose Labor and Productivity Challenges to Investors

According to the complaint, AppHarvest became a public company following a business combination with Novus Capital Corporation that closed in January 2021. On May 17, 2021, AppHarvest announced its first quarter 2021 financial results and filed its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2021. That quarterly report noted that Mastronardi is the Company's sole, exclusive marketing and distribution partner, and is only obligated to purchase products "at or above USDA Grade 1 standards and export quality standards within North America and of a quality required by Mastronardi's customers, in Mastronardi's sole determination."

On August 11, 2021, AppHarvest announced its second quarter financial results, reporting a $32.0 million net loss. The Company also lowered its full year sales guidance to a range of $7 million to $9 million, from a prior range of $20 million to $25 million. AppHarvest attributed the lower than expected results to "operational headwinds with the full ramp up to full production at the company's first CEA facility, including labor and productivity challenges related to the training and development of the new workforce and historically low market prices for tomatoes... Labor and productivity challenges resulted in lower net sales due to lower overall No. 1-grade production yields, including the impact of higher distribution and shipping fees." On this news, the Company's share price fell $3.46, or approximately 29%, to close at $8.51 per share on August 11, 2021.

The complaint alleges that defendants failed to disclose to investors that AppHarvest lacked sufficient training for its recently expanded labor force, which hindered its ability to produce Grade No. 1 tomatoes consistently, adversely impacting the Company's financial results.

If you purchased shares of AppHarvest, Inc. (APPH) between May 17, 2021 and August 10, 2021, you have until November 23, 2021, to ask the court to appoint you lead plaintiff for the class.

All representation is on a contingency fee basis. Shareholders pay no fees or expenses.

Contact us to learn more:

Aaron Dumas
(800) 350-6003
adumas@robbinsllp.com
Shareholder Information Form

About Robbins LLP: A recognized leader in shareholder rights litigation, the attorneys and staff of Robbins LLP have been dedicated to helping shareholders recover losses, improve corporate governance structures, and hold company executives accountable for their wrongdoing since 2002. To be notified if a class action against AppHarvest, Inc. settles or to receive free alerts when corporate executives engage in wrongdoing, sign up for Stock Watch today.

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Contacts

Aaron Dumas
Robbins LLP
5040 Shoreham Place
San Diego, CA 92122
adumas@robbinsllp.com
(800) 350-6003
www.robbinsllp.com

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