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August 21, 2014
08:01 EDTFDO, DLTR, DGFamily Dollar board rejects Dollar General proposal based on antitrust issues
Family Dollar Stores (FDO) announced that its Board of Directors has unanimously rejected the non-binding proposal made by Dollar General Corporation (DG) on the basis of antitrust regulatory considerations. In addition, the Family Dollar Board unanimously reaffirmed its recommendation in support of the merger agreement with Dollar Tree (DLTR). In negotiating the merger agreement with Dollar Tree, the Family Dollar Board ensured that the agreement permits the Board, consistent with its fiduciary duties, to negotiate with, provide due diligence materials to, and even terminate the merger agreement to enter into a new agreement with, a competing bidder. However, as is customary, the Board may commence negotiations and due diligence access only if, among other factors, the Board determines that a proposal from a competing bidder is reasonably expected to lead to a superior proposal that “is reasonably likely to be completed on the terms proposed.” The Family Dollar Board, after consultation with its financial and legal advisors who have conducted an extensive antitrust analysis, determined that the Dollar General proposal fails to satisfy this requirement. The Board’s decision follows the unanimous recommendation of a committee of four non-management independent directors that has been overseeing the Company’s consideration and exploration of strategic alternatives since January 2014. Howard R. Levine, Chairman and CEO of Family Dollar, stated, “Our Board of Directors, with the assistance of outside advisors and consultants, has been carefully analyzing the antitrust issues in a potential combination with Dollar General since the beginning of this year, as detailed in the Company’s preliminary proxy statement that was filed by Dollar Tree with the SEC on August 11. Our Board reviewed, with our advisors, all aspects of Dollar General’s proposal and unanimously concluded that it is not reasonably likely to be completed on the terms proposed. Accordingly, our Board rejects Dollar General’s proposal and reaffirms its support for the pending merger with Dollar Tree.” Levine continued, “I would also like to note that Dollar General’s letter, sent late last night, contained blatant mischaracterizations and did nothing to address the antitrust issues in Dollar General’s proposal.”
News For FDO;DG;DLTR From The Last 14 Days
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November 21, 2014
07:43 EDTFDO, DLTRDollar Tree price target raised to $74 from $68 at UBS
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07:04 EDTDLTRDollar Tree price target raised to $72 from $64 at Stifel
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05:57 EDTDGStocks with implied volatility above IV index mean; DG GME
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November 20, 2014
10:33 EDTDGHigh option volume stocks
High option volume stocks: KBR LM PRGO CHRW DG ZMH LGF ZTS OSIR REGI
09:30 EDTFDO, DLTRDollar Tree says working to close Family Dollar deal 'as soon as possible'
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09:21 EDTDLTROn The Fly: Pre-market Movers
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07:35 EDTDLTRDollar Tree sees Q4 EPS $1.07-$1.14, consensus $1.13
Sees Q4 revenue $2.39B-$2.46B, consensus $2.45B. Sees Q4 SSS up in the low single digits.
07:35 EDTDLTRDollar Tree sees FY14 EPS including acquisition related costs $2.97-$3.04
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07:33 EDTDLTRDollar Tree reports Q3 EPS 69c ex-items, consensus 64c
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November 19, 2014
15:31 EDTDLTRNotable companies reporting before tomorrow's open
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15:15 EDTDG, FDODollar General affirms commitment to Family Dollar deal, says FTC review ongoing
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15:14 EDTFDO, DGDollar General says actively engaged in ongoing FTC review process for deal
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15:13 EDTFDO, DGDollar General affirms commitment to Family Dollar acquisition
08:31 EDTFDO, DLTRFamily Dollar reschedules special meeting of shareholders to December 23
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06:39 EDTDG, FDODollar General may have to sell over 4K stores for deal approval, NY Post says
The Federal Trade Commission may require Dollar General (DG) to sell more than 4,000 of its stores to gain approval of its deal to buy Family Dollar (FDO), according to The New York Post. Dollar General had previously said that it was willing to sell 1,500 of its stores to facilitate the deal, the newspaper stated. Reference Link
November 17, 2014
09:00 EDTDGDollar General says now accepting American Express cards
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November 14, 2014
17:27 EDTFDOPaulson & Co. gives quarterly update on stakes
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November 12, 2014
07:04 EDTFDO, DLTR, DGFamily Dollar reaffirms recommendation to merge with Dollar Tree
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