Dollar Tree to acquire Family Dollar for $8.5B

|About: Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR)|By:, SA News Editor

Dollar Tree (NASDAQ:DLTR) is buying rival Family Dollar (NYSE:FDO) in a cash-and-stock deal valued at about $8.5B.

The value of the transaction is priced at $74.50 per share, a 22.8% premium over Family Dollar's closing price as of July 25, 2014. Stockholders of Family Dollar will receive $59.60 in cash and the equivalent of $14.90 in shares of Dollar Tree for each share they own.

Unanimously approved by the boards of directors of both companies, the deal is expected to close by early 2015.

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