Fred’s Pharmacy Schedules Fourth Quarter and Full-Year 2016 Earnings Announcement and Conference Call Webcast for April 6, 2017

MEMPHIS, Tenn.--()--Fred’s Inc. (NASDAQ:FRED) today announced that its fourth quarter and full-year 2016 results will be issued on the morning of Thursday, April 6, 2017. The Company will also report March 2017 sales on this date.

Fred’s Pharmacy will host a conference call/webcast at 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Thursday, April 6, 2017, to discuss the Company's fourth quarter and full-year 2016 results. The webcast will be available live and as an archived replay through the Company's website at www.fredsinc.com. The archived replay will be available beginning two hours after the conclusion of the live call and will remain available through May 6, 2017.

About Fred's Pharmacy

Tracing its history back to an original store in Coldwater, Mississippi, opened in 1947, today Fred’s Pharmacy is headquartered in Memphis, Tennessee, and operates 643 pharmacy and general merchandise stores and three specialty pharmacy-only locations, including 14 franchised Fred’s Pharmacy locations. With a unique store format and strategy that combines the best elements of a healthcare-focused drug store with a value-focused retailer, Fred’s Pharmacy stores offer more than 12,000 frequently purchased items that address the healthcare and everyday needs of its customers and patients. This includes nationally recognized brands, proprietary Fred’s Pharmacy label products, and a full range of value-priced selections. The company has two distribution centers, one in Memphis, Tennessee, and Dublin, Georgia.

As previously announced, on December 20, 2016, Fred's Pharmacy announced that it signed an agreement with Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (NASDAQ:WBA) and Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE:RAD) to purchase 865 stores and certain assets related to store operations located across the eastern and western United States for $950 million in cash. Closing of the transaction is conditioned on the completion of Walgreens Boots Alliance's proposed acquisition of Rite Aid, approval by the Federal Trade Commission, as well as customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions.

For more information about the Company, visit Fred's website at www.fredsinc.com.

Contacts

Fred's Pharmacy
Rick Hans, 901-238-2232
Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Secretary

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