SUPERVALU Holds Fiscal 2007 Annual Meeting of Shareholders; Board of Directors Approves Three Percent Annual Dividend Increase.Company on Track as It Approaches the One Year Anniversary of Transformational Acquisition
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Also at this year's annual meeting of shareholders, Jeff Noddle nod·dle
[Middle English noddel, back of the head, perhaps from Latin n , SUPERVALU chairman and chief executive office outlined plans to build sustainable success as a new retail powerhouse, following last year's transformational acquisition of Albertson's premier retail properties. Commenting at the meeting, Noddle said, "As we approach the one year anniversary of the acquisition in June, we are on schedule with our plan to leverage our transformed business model and deliver continued value to our shareholders. We are very well-positioned for the next stage of growth as we implement initiatives designed to further deliver the economics of the acquisition by leveraging our competencies in both retail and supply chain. I am confident that the full potential of the NEW SUPERVALU will continue to emerge in the years ahead."
On June 2, 2006, SUPERVALU completed it's approximately $12 billion acquisition of Albertson's premier retail properties which transformed SUPERVALU into one of the country's largest grocery retailers.
Other Annual Meeting News
During the meeting, shareholders approved the election of each of SUPERVALU'S directors standing for election. The following directors were elected for a three-year term expiring in 2010: Charles M. Lillis, Jeffrey Noddle, Steven S. Rogers and Wayne C. Sales. Kathi P. Seifert was elected for a two-year term expiring in 2009 and A. Gary Ames was elected for a one-year term expiring in 2008.
The SUPERVALU INC. 2007 Stock Plan was approved by shareholders.
Shareholders also ratified the appointment of KPMG KPMG Klynveld Peat Marwick Goerdeler (accounting firm)
KPMG Kaiser Permanente Medical Group
KPMG Keiner Prüft Mehr Genau (German)
KPMG Kommen Prüfen Meckern Gehen LLP LLP - Lower Layer Protocol as the company's independent auditor Independent Auditor
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The shareholder proposal for a report on controlled-atmosphere killing was not approved.
The final results will be certified by the independent election inspectors and posted on SUPERVALU's Web site (www.supervalu.com). They will also be reported in SUPERVALU's Report on Form 10-Q Form 10-Q
See 10-Q. for the first quarter of the fiscal year.
About SUPERVALU INC
SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest companies in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. grocery channel with annual sales of more than $40 billion. SUPERVALU holds leading market share positions across the U.S. with its approximately 2,500 retail grocery locations. Through SUPERVALU's nationwide supply chain network, the company provides distribution and related logistics support services support services Psychology Non-health care-related ancillary services–eg, transportation, financial aid, support groups, homemaker services, respite services, and other services to more than 5,000 grocery endpoints across the country. SUPERVALU currently has more than 190,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.
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Except for the historical and factual information contained herein, the matters set forth in this news release, including statements as to the progress and expected benefits of the combination of the operations of Albertson's, Inc. that were acquired in June 2006 with those of SUPERVALU, such as efficiencies, cost savings, market profile and financial strength, and the competitive ability and position of the combined company, and other statements identified by words such as "estimates," "expects," "projects," "plans," and similar expressions are forward-looking statements forward-looking statement
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