Family Dollar Stores 8-K 2008
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 17, 2008
Family Dollar Stores, Inc.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (704) 847-6961
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Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.
At the Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (the Company) Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on January 17, 2008 (the Annual Meeting), the proposal to amend the Family Dollar Stores, Inc. 2006 Incentive Plan (the Plan), as recommended by the Companys Board of Directors, was approved by the Companys stockholders. The amendment increases the maximum aggregate dollar value of any performance-based cash award or other cash-based award that may be paid to any participant in the 2006 Plan during any one calendar year from $1,000,000 to $3,000,000. All other Plan terms remain unchanged.
A description of the terms of the Plan can be found in the Companys Proxy Statement for the Annual Meeting filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on December 5, 2008.
The foregoing does not constitute a complete summary of the terms of the Plan, and reference is made to the complete text of the Plan which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference as Exhibit 10.
Item 8.01. Other Events.
On January 17, 2008, the Company announced that its quarterly dividend, payable April 15, 2008, would be increased to $.121/2 per share.
A copy of the news release issued by the Company announcing the change in the quarterly dividend is attached hereto as Exhibit 99 and incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
10 Family Dollar Stores, Inc. 2006 Incentive Plan
99 News Release dated January 17, 2008
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.