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Kroger Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend

Thursday, March 08, 2012

Kroger Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend15:00 EST Thursday, March 08, 2012CINCINNATI, March 8, 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 June 1, 2012, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on May 15, 2012.Kroger, the nation's largest traditional grocery retailer, employs more than 339,000 associates who serve customers in 2,435 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 791 convenience stores, 348 fine jewelry stores, 1,090 supermarket fuel centers and 39 food processing plants in the U.S. Recognized by Forbes as the most generous company in America, Kroger supports 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 more than 80 Feeding America food bank partners. For more information please visit The Kroger Co.For further information: Media, Keith Dailey, +1-513-762-1304; Investors, Cindy Holmes, +1-513-762-4969