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Kroger Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Kroger Board of Directors Declares Quarterly Dividend14:00 EDT Thursday, June 21, 2012CINCINNATI, June 21, 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 September 1, 2012, to shareholders of record as of the close of business on August 15, 2012.Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs more than 339,000 associates who serve customers in 2,425 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 789 convenience stores, 337 fine jewelry stores, 1,109 supermarket fuel centers and 38 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 160 million meals a year through more than 80 Feeding America food bank partners. For more information please visit Kroger.com. SOURCE The Kroger Co.For further information: Media: Keith Dailey, +1-513-762-1304; Investors: Cindy Holmes, +1- 513-762-4969