Rite Aid Extends Consent Solicitation for Its 8.125% Senior Secured Notes Due 2010 and Its 7.5% Senior Secured Notes Due 2015
Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD) announced today that it has extended its solicitation of consents to amend the terms of the indentures for its 8.125% senior secured notes due 2010 (CUSIP 767754BFO) (the “2010 Notes”) and its 7.5% senior secured notes due 2015 (CUSIP 767754BK9) (the “2015 Notes” and together with the 2010 Notes, the “Notes”). The consent solicitation, which had been extended to expire on April 11, 2008 at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, will now expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on April 18, 2008 (the “New Expiration Time”), unless further extended by Rite Aid Corporation with respect to either or both series of Notes.
Rite Aid Corporation’s obligations to accept consents and pay a consent fee is conditioned on the receipt of consents (not validly revoked) to the amendments from holders of at least a majority in aggregate principal amount of both series of Notes, and other conditions, as more fully set forth in the Consent Solicitation Statement, as amended hereby. Notwithstanding the changes to withdrawal rights set forth in the Company’s announcement on April 2, 2008, under certain circumstances where the requisite consents with respect to a series of Notes are obtained, withdrawal rights of the holders of that series of Notes may expire prior to the New Expiration Time, as more fully set forth in the Consent Solicitation Statement dated March 17, 2008.
This press release is not a solicitation of consents with respect to any Notes of either series. The consent solicitation is being made solely by the Consent Solicitation Statement and related documents, dated March 17, 2008, which set forth the complete terms of the consent solicitation.
For a complete statement of the terms and conditions of the consent solicitation and the proposed amendments to the indentures, holders of the Notes should refer to the Consent Solicitation Statement, which was sent to all holders of record of both series of the Notes as of the record date. Questions from holders regarding the consent solicitation or requests for additional copies of the Consent Solicitation Statement, the Consent Form or other related documents should be directed to Global Bondholder Services Corporation, the Information Agent for the consent solicitation, at 65 Broadway, Suite 723, New York, New York 10006, (866) 873-6300 (toll free) or at (212) 430-3774 (call collect), or the Solicitation Agent for the consent solicitation, Citi, at (800) 558-3745 (toll free) or (212) 723-6106 (call collect).
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