Family Dollar Mulls Unsolicited $7B Cash Bid

Law360, New York (February 17, 2011, 1:34 PM EST) -- Family Dollar Stores Inc. has confirmed an unsolicited $7 billion cash offer from its largest shareholder, investor Nelson Peltz and his Trian Group hedge funds, saying that the company's board of directors and its legal and financial advisers will review the proposal "in due course."

According to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings by Trian and Family Dollar, the Trian Group contacted Family Dollar Chairman and CEO Howard Levine on Tuesday with an offer to buy the company at a price of $55 to $60 per...
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