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THE VONS COMPANIES SENDS AID TO FLOOD VICTIMS IN TIJUANA TODAY

 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- A truck-load of food, canned milk and much-needed bottled water will be donated to those families impacted by the floods in Tijuana, Mexico, by The Vons Companies Inc. (NYSE: VON). The donation, with an estimated retail value of approximately $10,000, will be distributed to Mexican officials at the San Ysidro Vons located at 121 Louisiana Ave., at 11 a.m., today (Thursday, Jan. 21).
 The donation will be made in conjunction with officials from Mexico in order to ensure a rapid distribution to those who need it most. Working with Sr. Ernesto R. Appel, the governor of Baja California, will allow for efficient distribution to the appropriate channels in Tijuana. The food will be distributed directly to shelters that have been established by Appel's office.
 "We are pleased to be able to make this donation to our neighbors in need and appreciate the cooperation and support we have received from Sr. Appel and his office," said Roger E. Stangeland, chairman and chief executive officer, The Vons Companies Inc.
 The Vons Companies Inc. is the nation's ninth-largest supermarket retailer and operates 345 stores in Southern California and Nevada under the names Vons, Pavilions, Tianguis and Williams Bros. Headquartered in Arcadia, Calif., Vons also owns and operates the Jerseymaid Milk Products Co., four distribution centers, a central deli kitchen and a bakery. Vons is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol VON.
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 /CONTACT: Julie Reynolds of The Vons Companies, 818-821-7290/
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