Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


3 Months Ended
May 02, 2015
Business Combinations [Abstract]  

On July 27, 2014, the Company executed an Agreement and Plan of Merger to acquire Family Dollar in a cash and stock transaction (the "Acquisition"). Under the Acquisition, which has been unanimously approved by the Boards of Directors of both companies, the Family Dollar shareholders will receive $59.60 in cash plus no more than 0.3036 and no less than 0.2484 shares of the Company's common stock for each share of Family Dollar common stock they own. The Acquisition was approved by Family Dollar shareholders on January 22, 2015 and is subject to the expiration or termination of the applicable waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act and satisfaction or waiver of the other customary closing conditions.
On or before closing, the Company expects to incur approximately $35.0 million in acquisition-related expenses in 2015, excluding acquisition-related interest expense, of which $10.4 million was incurred in the first quarter. The Company also expects to expend approximately $174.0 million in capitalizable debt issuance costs related to the financing of the Acquisition. Of this amount, $45.8 million was incurred in 2015 and $115.9 million was included as a reduction in "long-term debt" at May 2, 2015. In addition, $256.3 million of acquisition-related expenses, capitalizable debt issuance costs and interest expense have been accrued in "other current liabilities" at May 2, 2015.
For additional discussion of the pending acquisition, please see the "Pending Acquisition" section included in "Part I. Financial Information, Item 2. Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations." of this Form 10-Q.