Company Remains Committed to Acquiring Family Dollar
GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) today announced that, as expected,
it has received a request for additional information ("Second Request")
from the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") relating to Dollar General's
proposed acquisition of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE: FDO). The
Second Request was issued under notification requirements of the
Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended, and is
a standard part of the regulatory review process.
Dollar General remains committed to the proposed acquisition of Family
Dollar and will continue to cooperate with the FTC to obtain antitrust
regulatory clearance for the transaction.
Goldman, Sachs & Co. is acting as financial advisor to Dollar General.
KKR Capital Markets and MCS Capital Markets are advising Dollar General
on the financing. Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is acting as its legal
Dollar General includes "forward-looking statements" within the meaning
of the federal securities laws throughout this release. A reader can
identify forward-looking statements because they are not limited to
historical fact or they use words such as "scheduled," "may," "will,"
"could," "should," "would," "expect," "believe," "anticipate,"
"project," "plan," "estimate," "forecast," "goal," "objective,"
"committed," "intend," "continue," or "will likely result," and similar
expressions that concern Dollar General's strategy, plans, intentions or
beliefs about future occurrences or results.
Forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other
factors that may change at any time and may cause actual results to
differ materially from those that Dollar General expected. Many of these
statements are derived from Dollar General's operating budgets and
forecasts, which are based on many detailed assumptions that Dollar
General believes are reasonable, or are based on various assumptions
about certain plans, activities or events which we expect will or may
occur in the future. However, it is very difficult to predict the effect
of known factors, and Dollar General cannot anticipate all factors that
could affect actual results that may be important to an investor. All
forward-looking information should be evaluated in the context of these
risks, uncertainties and other factors, including those factors
disclosed under "Risk Factors" in Dollar General's most recent Annual
Report on Form 10-K and any subsequent quarterly filings on Form 10-Q
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
All forward-looking statements are qualified in their entirety by the
cautionary statements that Dollar General makes from time to time in its
SEC filings and public communications. Dollar General cannot assure the
reader that it will realize the results or developments Dollar General
anticipates, or, even if substantially realized, that they will result
in the consequences or affect Dollar General or its operations in the
way Dollar General expects. Forward-looking statements speak only as of
the date made. Dollar General undertakes no obligation to update or
revise any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances
arising after the date on which they were made, except as otherwise
required by law. As a result of these risks and uncertainties, readers
are cautioned not to place undue reliance on any forward-looking
statements included herein or that may be made elsewhere from time to
time by, or on behalf of, Dollar General.
Important Additional Information
This communication is provided for informational purposes only and is
neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell any
shares of the common stock of Family Dollar or any other securities.
Dollar General and its wholly owned subsidiary D3 Merger Sub, Inc. have
commenced a tender offer for all outstanding shares of common stock of
Family Dollar and have filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission
a tender offer statement on Schedule TO (including an Offer to Purchase,
a Letter of Transmittal and related documents), as amended and as may be
further amended. These documents contain important information,
including the terms and conditions of the tender offer, and shareholders
of Family Dollar are advised to carefully read these documents before
making any decision with respect to the tender offer. Investors and
security holders may obtain free copies of these statements and other
documents filed with respect to the tender offer at the SEC's website at www.sec.gov.
In addition, copies of the tender offer statement and related materials
may be obtained for free by directing such requests to the information
agent for the tender offer, Innisfree M&A Incorporated, at (877)
750-5837 (toll free for shareholders) or (212) 750-5833 (collect for
banks and brokers).
Dollar General has filed a preliminary proxy statement and relevant
documents in connection with the special meeting of the stockholders of
Family Dollar at which the Family Dollar stockholders will consider
certain proposals regarding the potential acquisition of Family Dollar
by Dollar Tree, Inc. (the "Special Meeting Proposals"). Dollar General
and its directors and executive officers and other members of its
management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the
solicitation of proxies from Family Dollar's stockholders in connection
with the Special Meeting Proposals. STOCKHOLDERS OF FAMILY DOLLAR ARE
URGED TO READ THE PROXY STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED
WITH THE SEC WHEN THEY BECOME AVAILABLE BECAUSE THEY WILL CONTAIN
IMPORTANT INFORMATION. Investors and security holders may obtain a free
copy of the proxy statement (when available) and other documents filed
by Dollar General at the SEC's web site at http://www.sec.gov
or by contacting the information agent for the proxy solicitation,
Innisfree M&A Incorporated, at (877) 750-5837 (toll free for
shareholders) or (212) 750-5833 (collect for banks and brokers).
About Dollar General Corporation
Dollar General Corporation has been delivering value to shoppers for 75
years. Dollar General helps shoppers Save time. Save money. Every day!®
by offering products that are frequently used and replenished, such as
food, snacks, health and beauty aids, cleaning supplies, basic apparel,
house wares and seasonal items at low everyday prices in convenient
neighborhood locations. With more than 11,500 stores in 40 states,
Dollar General has more retail locations than any retailer in America.
In addition to high quality private brands, Dollar General sells
products from America's most-trusted manufacturers such as Clorox,
Energizer, Procter & Gamble, Hanes, Coca-Cola, Mars, Unilever, Nestle,
Kimberly-Clark, Kellogg's, General Mills, and PepsiCo. For more
information on Dollar General, please visit www.dollargeneral.com.
Dollar General Corporation
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Source: Dollar General Corporation
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