Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) Files An 8-K Regulation FD DisclosureItem 7.01 of this Form 8-K is incorporated herein by reference.
Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure
As previously disclosed, on June 28, 2017, Rite Aid Corporation (“Rite Aid”) entered into an 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 Rite Aid 2,186 stores (the “Acquired Stores”) and certain distribution and other specified assets related thereto for a purchase price of approximately $5.175 billion, on a cash-free, debt-free basis, plus Buyer’s assumption of certain liabilities of Rite Aid and its affiliates (the “Sale”).
In response to a number of investor inquiries, Rite Aid is providing supplemental information (the “Supplemental Information”) to provide an illustration of the impact of the Sale on Rite Aid’s results of operations and capital structure, and show the expected sources and uses of funds relating to the Sale. The Supplemental Information assumes (i) financial results for a 52-week fiscal 2017 instead of a 53-week basis, as reported for the fiscal year ended March 4, 2017, (ii) $4.9 billion of the net proceeds from the Sale will be used to pay down Rite Aid’s outstanding indebtedness, (iii) corporate administrative expenses would have been reduced by $96 million, reflecting an allocation of corporate administration costs to the divested assets to reflect the right-sizing of the Company’s administrative function, (iv) pro-forma adjustments do not include estimate’s for generic drug synergies or other purchasing dis-synergies that could occur after the Sale is completed, (v) pro-forma interest expense assumes that Rite Aid’s 6.125% notes due 2021, 7.7% notes due 2027 and 6.875% notes due 2028 will remain outstanding after Rite Aid repays the outstanding debt it plans to repay after receiving proceeds from the Sale, (vi) pro-forma net income excludes the gain on sale of assets to be recorded, and (vii) pro-forma information is presented as of and for the year ended March 4, 2017 and does not reflect the results of Rite Aid’s most recently completed quarter ended June 3, 2017. The Supplemental Information is for illustrative purposes only and is not necessarily indicative of what actual financial results of Rite Aid would have been had the Sale occurred on the dates or for the periods indicated, nor does it purport to project the financial results of Rite Aid for any future periods or as of any date. The Supplemental Information contains estimated adjustments, which are based on information available to management; accordingly, such adjustments are subject to change and the impact of such changes may be material. Estimates of results (including intended Sources of Funds included within the Supplemental Information) are inherently uncertain and Rite Aid undertakes no obligation to update the Supplemental Information. The Supplemental Information has not been prepared in conformity with Regulation S-X. Rite Aid’s independent auditors have not audited, reviewed, compiled or performed any procedures with respect to this Supplemental Information. Accordingly, Rite Aid’s independent auditors do not express an opinion or provide any form of assurance with respect thereto. The Supplemental Information 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.
A copy of Rite Aid’s Supplemental Information is being furnished as Exhibit 99.1 to this Form 8-K.
The information (including Exhibit 99.1) being furnished to this “Item 7.01 Regulation FD Disclosure” and “Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition” 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.
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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.