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Lifshitz Law Firm Announces Investigation of Ashland, Inc., Family Dollar Stores, Inc., HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. and

  Lifshitz Law Firm Announces Investigation of Ashland, Inc., Family Dollar
        Stores, Inc., HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. and PriceSmart, Inc.

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NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

Ashland, Inc.

Lifshitz Law Firm announces an investigation into possible breaches of
fiduciary duty in connection with the proposed vote scheduled for January 31,
2013 to approve an amendment to the Ashland, Inc. ("Ashland") (ASH - News)
2011 Incentive Plan to increase the aggregate number of shares of common stock
authorized for issuance under the plan by 2,000,000 shares. The increase in
the number of shares of common stock could have a substantial dilutive effect
on Ashland stock.

For more information about our investigation, please contact Joshua M.
Lifshitz, Esq. by telephone at (212) 213-6222 Ext. 18 or by sending an e-mail
including your contact information to: info@jlclasslaw.com.

Family Dollar Stores, Inc.

Lifshitz Law Firm announces an investigation into possible breaches of
fiduciary duty in connection with the proposed vote scheduled for January 17,
2013 to approve the Family Dollar Stores, Inc. ("Family Dollar") (FDO - News)
Employee Stock Purchase Plan (the "Purchase Plan"). Specifically, the Board
of Directors has reserved an aggregate of 1,000,000 shares of Family Dollar
common stock for issuance under the Purchase Plan. The increase in the number
of shares could have a substantial dilutive effect on Family Dollar common
stock.

For more information about our investigation, please contact Joshua M.
Lifshitz, Esq. by telephone at (212) 213-6222 Ext. 18 or by sending an e-mail
including your contact information to: info@jlclasslaw.com.

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc.

Lifshitz Law Firm announces an investigation into possible breaches of
fiduciary duty in connection with the proposed vote scheduled for January 17,
2013 to approve the HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. ("HomeTrust") (HTBI - News)
2013 Omnibus Incentive Plan (the "2013 Plan"). Specifically, the 2013 Plan
would authorize up to 2,962,400 shares of common stock to be utilized for
awards of stock options, stock appreciation rights and restricted stock
awards. The increase in the number of shares could have a substantial
dilutive effect on HomeTrust common stock.

For more information about our investigation, please contact Joshua M.
Lifshitz, Esq. by telephone at (212) 213-6222 Ext. 18 or by sending an e-mail
including your contact information to: info@jlclasslaw.com.

PriceSmart, Inc.

Lifshitz Law Firm announces an investigation into possible breaches of
fiduciary duty in connection with the proposed vote scheduled for January 22,
2013 to approve PriceSmart, Inc. ("PriceSmart") (PSMT - News) 2013 Equity
Incentive Award Plan (the "2013 Plan"). Specifically, the share reserve under
the 2013 Plan represents an increase of 600,000 shares to the shares currently
available for grant under the prior plans. The increase in the number of
shares could have a substantial dilutive effect on PriceSmart stock.

For more information about our investigation, please contact Joshua M.
Lifshitz, Esq. by telephone at (212) 213-6222 Ext. 18 or by sending an e-mail
including your contact information to: info@jlclasslaw.com.

Lifshitz Law Firm is a New York based law firm with significant experience
representing investors in merger-related shareholder class actions,
shareholder derivative actions, and securities fraud class actions. For more
information about the firm, please visit our website at www.jlclasslaw.com.

ATTORNEY ADVERTISING. © 2012 Lifshitz Law Firm. The law firm responsible for
this advertisement is Lifshitz Law Firm, 18 East 41^st Street, New York, New
York 10017, (212) 213-6222. Prior results do not guarantee or predict a
similar outcome with respect to any future matter.

Contact:

Joshua M. Lifshitz, Esq.
Lifshitz Law Firm
Phone: 212-213-6222
Email: info@jlclasslaw.com

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