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January 29, 2014
07:34 EDTKR, HTSIKroger completes merger with Harris Teeter
Kroger (KR) and Harris Teeter (HTSI) announced that the merger transaction between the two companies was completed on January 28. Harris Teeter shareholders will receive $49.38 per share of Harris Teeter common stock. Harris Teeter will continue to operate its stores under the Harris Teeter brand name as a subsidiary of The Kroger Co. Harris Teeter had revenues of $4.7B for 2013. Kroger intends to continue its quarterly dividend and share repurchase program while managing free cash flow to reduce the leverage taken on in this merger. Kroger continues to expect net accretion to earnings per diluted share in the range of 6c9c in the first full year after the merger. Kroger expects to achieve cost savings of approximately $40M-$50M, largely from the benefits of Kroger's enhanced scale, within the next four years. As of January 28, shares of Harris Teeter common stock ceased to trade on the New York Stock Exchange. Together, the company will operate 2,641 supermarkets and employ more than 368K associates across 34 states and D.C.
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14:22 EDTKRGabelli liquidates 8.99% stake in Vitacost.com
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August 18, 2014
08:02 EDTKRKroger completes merger with Vitacost.com
Kroger (KR) and Vitacost.com (VITC) announced the successful completion of Kroger's tender offer to purchase all outstanding shares of common stock of Vitacost.com for $8.00 per share in cash. The tender offer expired at 5:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, on August 15, 2014. Kroger expects to complete the acquisition of the remaining eligible Vitacost.com shares not acquired in the tender offer later today through a merger under Section 251h of the General Corporation Law of the State of Delaware. Following completion of the merger, Vitacost.com shares will cease to be traded on the NASDAQ Global Market, which is expected to take effect later today.

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