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June 30, 2014
08:29 EDTDG, FDODollar General downgraded to Equal Weight from Overweight at Johnson Rice
Johnson Rice downgraded Dollar General (DG) to Equal Weight citing a reduced likelihood of a merger with Family Dollar (FDO) following the retirement of CEO Rick Dreiling.
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October 31, 2014
08:01 EDTDG, FDODollar General extends tender offer to acquire Family Dollar to December 31
Dollar General Corporation (DG) announced that it has extended its tender offer to acquire all outstanding shares of Family Dollar Stores (FDO) for $80.00 per share in cash to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on December 31, 2014, unless further extended. In addition, Dollar General intends to file today the definitive proxy materials with the U.S. SEC for the Special Meeting of Shareholders of Family Dollar scheduled to be held on December 11, 2014, to vote on the merger with Dollar Tree (DLTR), and to commence mailing of such definitive proxy materials to Family Dollar shareholders of record as of October 30, 2014 on or about November 3, 2014. Dollar General urges Family Dollar shareholders to vote the GOLD proxy card in order to vote AGAINST the merger agreement with Dollar Tree and the additional related proposals described in the definitive proxy materials and to tender their shares into Dollar Generalís tender offer. The tender offer was previously set to expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on October 31, 2014. All other terms and conditions of the tender offer remain unchanged. Dollar General remains committed to the proposed acquisition of Family Dollar and will continue to cooperate with the Federal Trade Commission to obtain antitrust regulatory clearance for the transaction.
October 28, 2014
17:36 EDTFDOFamily Dollar mails proxy materials for December 11 Special Meeting
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October 24, 2014
17:17 EDTFDOHoward Levine reduces stake in Family Dollar to 7.78% from 8.17%
October 21, 2014
17:27 EDTDG, FDOFamily Dollar certifies substantial compliance with FTC
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October 20, 2014
08:31 EDTFDOFamily Dollar sets Oct. 30 as record date for special meeting of stockholders
Family Dollar Stores (FDO) announced that October 30, 2014 has been established as the record date for determining stockholders entitled to receive notice of, and to vote at, the Special Meeting of Stockholders, at which stockholders will be asked to adopt the previously announced merger agreement, as amended, with Dollar Tree (DLTR).

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