Andrews & Springer LLC, a boutique securities class action law firm focused on representing shareholders nationwide, is investigating potential breach of fiduciary duty claims against the Board of Directors of Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (“Family Dollar” or the “Company”) (NYSE:FDO) relating to the sale of the Company to Dollar Tree, Inc. (“Dollar Tree”). On July 28, 2014, the two companies announced the signing of a definitive merger agreement pursuant to which Dollar Tree will acquire Family Dollar in a merger valued at roughly $9.2 billion. As a result of the merger, Family Dollar shareholders are only anticipated to receive $59.60 per share in cash and $14.90 per share of Dollar Tree stock in exchange for each share of Family Dollar they own (total consideration is $74.50 per share).

Our Firm’s investigation has so far uncovered that the process leading up to the announcement of the merger appears to have some questionable conflicts of interest, thus making the process and consideration unfair. As indicated by the Company, Howard Levine, chairman and CEO of Family Dollar, will join Dollar Tree’s board of directors after the merger closes. Also, the consideration Family Dollar shareholders are expected to receive is inadequate. Analysts at Yahoo! Finance have set a $79.00 per share price target for Family Dollar, which is approximately 6% more than what Family Dollar shareholders are expected to receive.

If you own shares of Family Dollar and want to receive additional information and protect your investments free of charge, please visit us at http://www.andrewsspringer.com/cases-investigations/fdo or contact Craig J. Springer, Esq. at  cspringer@andrewsspringer.com, or call toll free at 1-800-423-6013. You may also follow us on LinkedIn – www.linkedin.com/company/andrews-&-springer-llc, Twitter – www.twitter.com/AndrewsSpringer or Facebook - www.facebook.com/AndrewsSpringer for future updates.

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