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Safeway Announces Management Change in Eastern Division

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Safeway Announces Management Change in Eastern Division

18:58 EST Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Brian Baer Becomes Division President

PLEASANTON, Calif., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Safeway Inc. (NYSE:SWY) announced the appointment of Brian Baer to President of the company's Eastern Division.

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"Brian's proven management skills and experience will serve our customer base well in the Eastern Division," said Kelly Griffith, Safeway Executive Vice President, Retail Operations.

Mr. Baer joined Safeway in 2001 as Vice President of Finance for the company's Phoenix Division. In 2004, he became Group Vice President of Finance Planning and Analysis at the Safeway's corporate headquarters. He joined the Dominick's Division as CFO in 2008, and was promoted to President of that Division in 2011. Prior to joining Safeway, Mr. Baer spent more than 12 years with the Marriott Corporation serving in various financial management positions in operations, corporate finance and real estate development.

About Safeway: www.Safeway.comSafeway Inc. is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and drug retailers in North America based on sales.  The company operates 1,406 stores in the United States and had annual sales of $37.5 billion in 2012.   

CONTACTS: (Media) Brian Dowling, 925-467-3787

SOURCE Safeway Inc.

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