ANKENY, Iowa–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Casey’s General Stores, Inc. (“Casey’s”) (Nasdaq: CASY) today announced an agreement to acquire 63 convenience stores from EG America, LLC (“EG America”), a subsidiary of EG Group Ltd. (“EG Group”).
The stores are located in Kentucky and Tennessee, and currently operate under the Minit Mart and Certified Oil banners.
Casey’s and EG America, two of the leading convenience store chains in the United States, anticipate the deal will close later this year, subject to customary regulatory approvals. Casey’s is expected to retain the impacted employees at each store, and EG America is cooperating to make their transition as seamless as possible.
Darren Rebelez, President and Chief Executive Officer at Casey’s, said: “One of the key pillars in our strategic plan is to accelerate our store growth over the next three years and bring Casey’s to more communities. This opportunity is an excellent strategic fit as we look to add locations in Kentucky and Tennessee, which are both within our existing distribution footprint. We look forward to serving more guests in these markets and welcoming the team members from this transaction into the Casey’s family.”
Nick Unkovic, President of EG America, said: “We have built a strong and successful business over the years in these Certified Oil and Minit Mart stores, and we are proud of the hard work and dedication shown by our team members there. Casey’s is an excellent operator, and we believe these stores and team members will continue to thrive under their ownership.”
Zuber Issa, co-Founder and co-CEO of EG Group, said: “EG Group is pleased to have found a new home for some of our Certified Oil and Minit Mart portfolio. This divestment will enable both parties to execute their strategic plans, respectively. For EG Group, this divestment also represents another important step in executing our deleveraging strategy.”
Casey’s is a Fortune 500 company (NASDAQ: CASY) operating over 2,500 convenience stores. Founded more than 50 years ago, the company has grown to become the third-largest convenience store retailer and the fifth-largest pizza chain in the United States. Casey’s provides freshly prepared foods, quality fuel and friendly service at its locations. Guests can enjoy pizza, donuts, other assorted bakery items, and a wide selection of beverages and snacks. Learn more and order online at www.caseys.com, or in the mobile app.
About EG Group
Founded in 2001 by the Issa brothers, the United Kingdom-based EG Group is a leading independent convenience retailer, which has established partnerships with global brands, as well as a focused portfolio of proprietary brands. The business has an established pedigree of delivering a world-class Grocery & Merchandise, Foodservice and Fuel proposition in all the markets in which it operates.
EG Group currently employs more than 50,000 colleagues working in over 6,600 sites across the UK&I, Europe, USA and Australia. The business is regularly recognized for innovation and investment in convenience retail assets, employees and systems. Mohsin and Zuber Issa, founders and co- CEOs of EG Group, were jointly named the 2018 EY Entrepreneur of the Year in the UK.
Further information at www.eg.group
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For further information, please contact:
For Casey’s –
Investor Relations Contact: Brian Johnson +1 (515) 965-6587
Media Relations Contact: Katie Petru +1 (515) 446-6772
For EG America Media Relations –
Emily Pickering, [email protected]
+1 (617) 337-9517 direct / +1 (978) 886-3009 mobile
For EG Group Media Relations –
Rollo Head: +44 (0) 7768 994987
Jenny Davey: +44 (0) 7901 513610
James Thompson: +44 (0) 7947 796965
For EG Group Investor Relations –
Daniela Higgins: [email protected]