Shareholders Foundation, Inc.

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) Shareholder Alert: Lawsuit Against Buyout by Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc

A lawsuit was filed for investors in shares of Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) in connection with the proposed takeover was announced and NYSE:RAD stockholders should contact the Shareholders Foundation.


San Diego, CA -- (SBWIRE) -- 02/02/2016 -- A shareholder in Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) filed a lawsuit against the buyout of Rite Aid Corporation by Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Investors who purchased shares of Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) and currently hold any of those NYSE:RAD shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation at or call +1(858) 779 - 1554.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants breached their fiduciary duties owed to NYSE:RAD stockholders by agreeing to sell Rite Aid Corporation too cheaply via an unfair process to Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

On October 27, 2015, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA) and Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD)announced that they have entered into an agreement under which Walgreens Boots Alliance will acquire all outstanding shares of Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD)for $9.00 per share in cash, for a total enterprise value of approximately $17.2 billion.

However, plaintiff claims that the company's Board filed a misleading proxy statement that deprived them of the opportunity to make an informed decision about the deal.

The proposed consideration NYSE:RAD shareholders will receive is grossly inadequate and undervalues Rite Aid Corporation. Indeed, at least one analyst has set the high target price for NYSE:RAD shares at $10.00 per share and that NYSE:RAD shares traded as recently as August 2015 in the open market as high as $9.32 per share. Rite Aid Corporation reported that its Total Revenue rose from over $25.39 billion for the 52 weeks period that ended on March 2, 2013 to over $26.52 billion for the 52 weeks period that ended on February 28, 2015 and that its Net Income for those respective time periods increased from $118.11 million to over $2.1 billion. Shares of Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) grew from $1.03 per share in December 2012 to as high as $9.32 per share in August 2015. In addition, the plaintiff alleges that the process is also unfair to NYSE:RAD stockholders. The plaintiff claims that the defendants agreed to preclusive deal protection devices, such as a hefty $325 million termination fee provision.

Those who are current investors in Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) shares have certain options and should contact the Shareholders Foundation.

Shareholders Foundation, Inc.
Michael Daniels
3111 Camino Del Rio North - Suite 423
92108 San Diego
Phone: +1-(858)-779-1554
Fax: +1-(858)-605-5739