Proxy Firm Disputes Rite Aid/Eckerd Deal

CAMP HILL, Pa. -- Shareholder advisory firm Proxy Governance Inc., Vienna, Va., is advising Rite Aid shareholders not to support company's plan to purchase more than 1,800 Brooks and Eckerd drug stores from the Jean Coutu Group, Longueuil, Quebec, for $3.5 billion, according to media reports.

CAMP HILL, Pa. -- Shareholder advisory firm Proxy Governance Inc., Vienna, Va., is advising Rite Aid shareholders not to support company's plan to purchase more than 1,800 Brooks and Eckerd drug stores from the Jean Coutu Group, Longueuil, Quebec, for $3.5 billion, according to media reports. The firm said the financial and strategic aspects of the proposed deal leave it unconvinced that the merger would benefit Rite Aid's competitive position or shareholder value. If the dea

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