This press release does not constitute a notice of redemption under the optional redemption provisions of the indenture governing any series of the Notes, nor does it constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security. No offer, solicitation, or sale will be made in any jurisdiction in which such an offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful.
Requests for documents relating to each Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation may be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corp., the Information Agent, at (866) 804-2200 or (212) 430-3774 (banks and brokers). Citigroup will act as Dealer Manager and Solicitation Agent for each Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation. Questions regarding each Tender Offer and Consent Solicitation may be directed to Citigroup at (800) 558-3745 (toll free) or (212) 723-6106 (collect).
Rite Aid is one of the nation’s leading drugstore chains with 4,626 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2012 annual revenues of $26.1 billion.
Statements in this release that are not historical are
forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions
of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Words such as
“anticipate,” “believe,” “continue,” “could,” “estimate,” “expect,”
“intend,” “may,” “plan,” “predict,” “project,” “should,” and “will” and
variations of such words and similar expressions are intended to
identify such forward-looking statements. These forward-looking
statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve risks,
assumptions and uncertainties, including, but not limited to, our high
level of indebtedness and our ability to make interest and principal
payments on our debt and satisfy the other covenants contained in our
debt agreements, general economic, market and competitive conditions,
our ability to improve the operating performance of our stores in
accordance with our long term strategy, the continued efforts of private
and public third-party payers to reduce prescription drug reimbursements
and encourage mail order and limit access to payor networks, the ability
to realize anticipated results from capital expenditures and cost
reduction initiatives, outcomes of legal and regulatory matters and
changes in legislation or regulations, including healthcare reform.
These and other risks, assumptions and uncertainties are described in
Item 1A (Risk Factors) of our most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and
in other documents that we file or furnish with the Securities and
Exchange Commission, which you are encouraged to read. Should one or
more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying
assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from
those indicated or anticipated by such forward-looking statements.
Accordingly, you are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these
forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date they are
made. Rite Aid expressly disclaims any current intention to update
publicly any forward-looking statement after the distribution of this
release, whether as a result of new information, future events, changes
in assumptions or otherwise.
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