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June 6, 2014
17:03 EDTFDOIcahn reports 9.39% stake in Family Dollar
Icahn acquired the position in the shares in the belief that they were undervalued. Icahn sees great long-term potential in the companyís industry and believes its current situation is analogous to that recently faced by companies such as CVR Energy, Forest Laboratories, Chesapeake Energy and Biogen, as well as a number of other companies over the last two decades, where Icahnís involvement helped to generate tremendous returns for all shareholders. Icahn intends to seek conversations with members of the company's senior management and board of directors to discuss their business and strategies to enhance shareholder value, which may include the pursuit of operating initiatives or the exploration of strategic alternatives. Icahn may also determine to seek shareholder board representation if appropriate.
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August 22, 2014
07:30 EDTFDODollar General CEO comment to be noted by FTC, NY Post reports
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August 21, 2014
13:42 EDTFDODollar General reaffirms commitment to acquisition of Family Dollar
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12:06 EDTFDODollar Tree sell-off a buying opportunity, says Deutsche Bank
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09:26 EDTFDODollar Tree says 'committed' to transaction with Family Dollar
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09:05 EDTFDODollar Tree sees Family Dollar deal closing by early 2015
Says continuing to work on proposed transaction with Family Dollar (FDO). Sees deal closing by early 2015. Will not make any further comments at this time on Family Dollar/Dollar General (DG). Comments made on the Q2 earnings conference call.
08:04 EDTFDOFamily Dollar: Dollar General declined to schedule talks on antitrust issues
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08:03 EDTFDOFamily Dollar: Dollar General's letter contained 'blatant mischaracterizations'
08:02 EDTFDOFamily Dollar reaffirms recommendation in support of merger with Dollar Tree
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08:01 EDTFDOFamily Dollar board rejects Dollar General proposal based on antitrust issues
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08:00 EDTFDOFamily Dollar board rejects Dollar General proposal based on antitrust issues
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07:55 EDTFDOFamily Dollar to reject Dollar General takeover bid, CNBC reports
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05:35 EDTFDODollar General sends letter to Family Dollar board
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August 19, 2014
12:18 EDTFDODollar General could have bought Family Dollar last year, CNBC reports
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12:16 EDTFDOFamily Dollar board frustrated with Dollar General tactics, CNBC reports
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11:41 EDTFDOIcahn says Family Dollar throwing away $300M in fees, Reuters says
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10:13 EDTFDOOn The Fly: Analyst Upgrade Summary
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09:46 EDTFDOFamily Dollar board likely to meet this week, CNBC's Faber reports
Family Dollar's (FDO) board is likely to meet this week to discuss the takeover bid by Dollar General (DG), CNBC's David Faber reports, citing people close to the matter. The board has long focused on antitrust implications and is likely to reject the Dollar General proposal, Faber added. Dollar Tree (DLTR) and Family Dollar previously announced a merger agreement.
09:43 EDTFDOFamily Dollar board likely to reject Dollar General bid, CNBC's Faber reports
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07:29 EDTFDODollar Tree may raise bid for Family Dollar, says RBC Capital
RBC Capital thinks that Dollar Tree (DLTR) could increase its bid for Family Dollar (FDO) given the revenue and gross margin synergies that the firm thinks the deal would generate. However, the firm believes that Dollar General (DG) would ultimately win a bidding war for Family Dollar, leading to wins for the shareholders of Dollar General and Family Dollar.
06:52 EDTFDOFamily Dollar upgraded to Equal Weight from Underweight at Barclays
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