Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure

Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) Files An 8-K Regulation FD Disclosure
Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure.

As previously disclosed, on September 18, 2017, Rite Aid Corporation (“the Company”) entered into an Amended and Restated Asset Purchase Agreement (the “Asset Purchase Agreement”) with Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc., a Delaware corporation (“WBA”), and Walgreen Co., an Illinois corporation and wholly owned direct subsidiary of WBA (“Buyer”). to the terms and subject to the conditions set forth in the Asset Purchase Agreement, Buyer will purchase from the Company 1,932 stores and certain distribution and other specified assets related thereto for a purchase price of approximately $4.375 billion, on a cash-free, debt-free basis, plus Buyer’s assumption of certain liabilities of the Company and its affiliates (the “Sale”).

Members of senior management of the Company made a presentation during the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 (the “Investor Conference”) to provide an illustration of the impact of the Sale. A copy of the presentation is available online on the Company’s website at www.riteaid.com under the “Investor Calls & Presentations” section.

The presentation includes the non-GAAP financial measures, “Adjusted EBITDA,” “Adjusted Net Income (Loss)” and “Adjusted Net Income (Loss) per Diluted Share.” The Company uses these non-GAAP measures in assessing its performance in addition to net income, the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure. A reconciliation of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted Net Income (Loss) per Diluted Share to net income is included in the appendix to the presentation, which is furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.

The Company believes Adjusted EBITDA serves as an appropriate measure in evaluating the performance of its business and helps its investors better compare the Company’s operating performance with its competitors. The Company defines Adjusted EBITDA as net income (loss) excluding the impact of income taxes, interest expense, depreciation and amortization, LIFO adjustments, charges or credits for facility closing and impairment, inventory write-downs related to store closings, debt retirements, the previously received WBA merger termination fee, and other items (including stock-based compensation expense, merger and acquisition-related costs, severance and costs related to distribution center closures, gain or loss on sale of assets and revenue deferrals related to the Company’s customer loyalty program). The Company references this non-GAAP financial measure frequently in its decision-making because it provides supplemental information that facilitates internal comparisons to historical periods and external comparisons to competitors. In addition, incentive compensation is based in part on Adjusted EBITDA and the Company bases certain of its forward-looking estimates and budgets on Adjusted EBITDA.

The Company defines Adjusted Net Income (Loss) as net income (loss) excluding the impact of amortization of EnvisionRx intangible assets, merger and acquisition-related costs, loss on debt retirements, LIFO adjustments, and the previously received WBA merger termination fee. The Company calculates Adjusted Net Income (Loss) per Diluted Share using the Company’s above-referenced definition of Adjusted Net Income (Loss). The Company believes Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted Net Income (Loss) per Diluted Share serve as appropriate measures to be used in evaluating the performance of its business and help its investors better compare the Company’s operating performance over multiple periods.

Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted Net Income (Loss) per Diluted Share should not be considered in isolation from, and are not intended to represent alternative measures of, operating results or of cash flows from operating activities, as determined in accordance with GAAP. The Company’s definitions of Adjusted EBITDA, Adjusted Net Income (Loss) and Adjusted Net Income (Loss) per Diluted Share may not be comparable to similarly titled measurements reported by other companies or similar terms in the Company’s debt facilities.

The presentation is subject to a number of assumptions as more fully set forth in the presentation and actual results could differ from those included in the presentation, and such differences may be material. The presentation is for illustrative purposes only and should not be viewed in replacement of results prepared in compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles or any pro forma financial statements subsequently required by the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The information (including Exhibit 99.1) being furnished to this “Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure” shall not be deemed to be “filed” for the purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, or the Exchange Act, or otherwise subject to the liabilities of that section and shall not be deemed to be incorporated by reference into any filing under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Securities Act, or the Exchange Act regardless of any general incorporation language in such filing.

Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d)Exhibits.


RITE AID CORP Exhibit
EX-99.1 2 tv483113_ex99-1.htm EXHIBIT 99.1 Exhibit 99.1   January 10,…
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About Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD)

Rite Aid Corporation is a retail drugstore chain. The Company’s segments include Retail Pharmacy and Pharmacy Services. The Company operates under The Rite Aid name. It operates approximately 4,560 stores in over 30 states across the country and in the District of Columbia. The Company’s Retail Pharmacy segment consists of Rite Aid stores, RediClinic and Health Dialog. It sells brand and generic prescription drugs, as well as an assortment of front-end products, including health and beauty aids, personal care products, seasonal merchandise, and a private brand product line. Its front-end products include over-the-counter medications, health and beauty aids, personal care items, cosmetics, household items, food and beverages, greeting cards, seasonal merchandise and numerous other everyday and convenience products. The Company’s Pharmacy Services segment consists of EnvisionRx, which provides a range of pharmacy benefit services.

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