CAMP HILL, Pa. and BOISE, Idaho – Rite Aid Corp. and Albertsons Cos. announced that, in connection with the pending merger between Albertsons and Rite Aid, the election deadline for holders of shares of Rite Aid common stock, former service providers that are holders of Rite Aid restricted stock units and holders of Rite Aid restricted share awards, as applicable, to elect the form of consideration they wish to receive in connection with the merger, pursuant to the terms and subject to the conditions of the Merger Agreement, is 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 13, 2018.
Accordingly, an election will be valid only if a properly completed and signed election form, together with all required documents and materials set forth in the election form, is received by Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc., the exchange agent for the transaction, by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on August 13, 2018. Rite Aid stockholders who hold their shares through a bank, broker or other nominee may be subject to an earlier deadline and should carefully read the instructions from their bank, broker or nominee regarding making elections for their shares.
The election deadline does not impact the deadline for Rite Aid stockholders to vote on the Merger Agreement and related proposals described in the proxy statement, which will be considered at the special meeting of Rite Aid stockholders scheduled for August 9, 2018. Rite Aid stockholders are encouraged to vote their shares if they have not already done so.