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A lot of people died fighting tyranny. The least I can do is vote against it.
— Carl Icahn at Texaco annual meeting. Jan 20, 1988

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Icahn Statement Concerning Dollar General’s Bid for Family Dollar

Rick Dreiling, CEO of Dollar General, made the following statement today during a conference call following his proposal to acquire Family Dollar.

“I will be honest with you. We have expressed interest in a combination with Family Dollar multiple times over the last few years. Suffice it to say,for someone who was supposedly involved in a process, we were very surprised by Family Dollar’s announcement with Dollar Tree. Ideally, one step further, if I thought this asset was in play, I probably wouldn’t have asked — announced my retirement.”

I’m also surprised.


The Shareholders’ Square Table (SST) is a platform from which we can unite and fight for our rights as shareholders and steer towards the goal of real corporate democracy.

When you sign up and become a member of SST, you’ll receive emails with timely information on the movement, and have full access to our website containing:

  • In depth reports about activism and various companies we are involved in
  • Insights on business
  • Commentary and criticism of certain actions by boards and CEOs
  • ‘No-brainers’ and ‘Absurdities’

Most importantly, our periodic posts will discuss what can be done to change our current, dysfunctional system of corporate governance.

While there are many good CEOs and boards there are far too many ineffectual ones that are strangling shareholders and the economy.