Sue Klug Joins the Albertsons Leadership Team

Industry Veteran to Lead Sales & Merchandising for the Company's

California Food Division

Apr 25, 2005, 01:00 ET from Albertson's, Inc.

    BOISE, Idaho, April 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Albertson's, Inc.
 (NYSE:   ABS) announced today that Sue Klug has been named senior vice
 president, sales and merchandising for its California food division, effective
 May 23.
     Klug, who most recently served as chief development officer for Catalina
 Marketing Corporation based in St. Petersburg, Florida, joins Albertsons with
 more than twenty-five years of merchandising and marketing experience
 including expertise in the areas of information technology, inventory
 management, strategic planning, consumer research, advertising, public
 relations and loyalty marketing for the supermarket industry.
     "Sue Klug is one of the most talented professionals in the supermarket
 industry, and we are thrilled to welcome her to the Albertsons leadership
 team," said Larry Johnston, Albertsons chairman, CEO and president.
     Klug's previous positions at Catalina included responsibility for the
 international, direct mail, research, internet and US Retail business units.
 She also previously served as senior vice president of sales and marketing for
 Lucky stores and Vons in California.  Klug holds a bachelor's degree in Food
 Industry Management and a master's in business administration, both from the
 University of Southern California.  She resides with her family in Anaheim
 Hills, California.
     Pete Van Helden, President and CEO of Albertsons California Food Division
 commented, "Sue's unique blend of leadership experiences and her proven track
 record across a broad spectrum of marketing and merchandising disciplines will
 be invaluable as we continue the transformation of Albertsons' largest
     In Klug's new role, she will report directly to Van Helden.  Albertsons
 California food division consists of more than 500 stores in California and
 Nevada employing more than 41,000 associates.
     Albertsons is one of the world's largest food and drug retailers.  The
 company's divisions and subsidiaries operate more than 2,500 stores in 37
 states across the U.S. and employ more than 240,000 associates.  Its banners
 include Albertsons, Acme, Shaw's, Star Market, Jewel-Osco, Sav-on Drugs, and
 Osco Drug, as well as Super Saver and Bristol Farms, which are operated

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