The Pantry has scheduled a sharesholder meeting for March 10 in Cary to vote on its proposed merger with Alimentation Couche-Tard, a Canadian convenience store chain.
If shareholders approve the deal, the two companies expect to complete the merger shortly after the vote.
The Pantry operates 1,509 stores in 13 states in the Southeast, primarily under the Kangaroo Express brand.
Couche-Tard reached a deal in December to acquire The Pantry for $860 million, or $36.75 per share. Including The Pantry's debt, the deal is valued at $1.7 billion.
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Couche-Tard, which operates in the U.S. mostly under the Circle K brand, has 6,303 convenience stores in North America.