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Kroger Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend

Friday, January 20, 2012

Kroger Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend14:40 EST Friday, January 20, 2012CINCINNATI, Jan. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Kroger Co.'s (NYSE: KR) Board of Directors today declared a quarterly dividend of 11.5 cents per share to be paid on March 1, 2012, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on February 15, 2012.Kroger, the nation's largest traditional grocery retailer, employs more than 338,000 associates who serve customers in 2,439 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 796 convenience stores, 363 fine jewelry stores, 1,067 supermarket fuel centers and 40 food processing plants in the U.S. Kroger was recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in the U.S. The company focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, breast cancer awareness, the military and their families, and more than 30,000 schools and grassroots organizations in the communities it serves. Kroger contributes food and funds equal to 125 million meals a year through its partnership with more than 80 Feeding America food banks. For more information about Kroger, please visit www.kroger.com.SOURCE The Kroger Co.For further information: Media: Keith Dailey, +1-513-762-1304, or Investors: Cindy Holmes, +1-513-762-4969