This excerpt taken from the RAD DEF 14A filed May 19, 2006.
Rite Aid has entered into a one-year agreement with Leonard Green & Partners L.P., effective January 1, 2006 whereby Rite Aid has agreed to pay Leonard Green & Partners L.P. a fee of $300,000 per year for its consulting services. The consulting agreement also provides for the reimbursement of out-of-pocket expenses incurred by Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. This agreement is an extension of Rite Aids existing consulting agreement with Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. Pursuant to the consulting agreement, Rite Aid may engage Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. to provide financial advisory and investment banking services in connection with major financial transactions that it undertakes in the future. During fiscal year 2006, Rite Aid paid Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. a consulting fee of $300,000. Both John G. Danhakl and Jonathan D. Sokoloff, each a director of Rite Aid, are equity owners of Leonard Green & Partners, L.P. George G. Golleher, a member of the Companys Board, also serves on the Board of Directors of General Nutrition Centers, which is a related party of the Company.