Rite Aid Shareholders OK Brooks/Eckerd Acquisition

CAMP HILL, Pa. -- Rite Aid's stockholders overwhelmingly approved the acquisition of the Brooks and Eckerd drug store chains from the Jean Coutu Group, Longueuil, Canada, at a special meeting in Harrisburg, Pa., yesterday.

CAMP HILL, Pa. -- Rite Aid's stockholders overwhelmingly approved the acquisition of the Brooks and Eckerd drug store chains from the Jean Coutu Group, Longueuil, Canada, at a special meeting in Harrisburg, Pa., yesterday. Based on the preliminary tally, reported by Rite Aid, more than 97% of the 414,298,141 votes cast were in favor of the transaction. Stockholders also voted to approve an amendment to Rite Aid's certificate of incorporation to increase the authorized number

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