July 29 (Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn cut his stake in Family Dollar Stores Inc, a day after the company agreed to be bought by rival discount chain Dollar Tree Inc for $8.5 billion.
Icahn said he was “determined” to dispose part of his stake rather than wait for the deal to close or for higher offers to emerge.
Icahn reported a 6.03 percent stake on Tuesday, down from about 9.39 percent that made him the largest shareholder. (1.usa.gov/1lT2Qz6 )
Reporting by Sruthi Ramakrishnan in Bangalore; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila