ShopKo Stores, Inc. Names Peter O'Donnell Vice President - Controller

Apr 27, 2001, 01:00 ET from ShopKo Stores, Inc.

    GREEN BAY, Wis., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- ShopKo Stores, Inc. (NYSE:   SKO)
 today announced it has named Peter J. O'Donnell as vice president - controller
 of the 370 store retail corporation.  O'Donnell, 41, joins ShopKo from
 Borders, a Detroit, Mich., based retail chain, where he served in a variety of
 financial roles.  Prior to his nine years with Borders and its sister company
 Waldenbooks, O'Donnell was with May Department Stores' corporate financial
 team in St. Louis, Mo., as well as Ernst & Young.  As corporate controller,
 O'Donnell will report to Brian Bender, senior vice president and chief
 financial officer of ShopKo Stores, Inc., and have overall responsibility for
 all general accounting functions associated with the corporation.  In
 addition, O'Donnell will provide strategic counsel to the chief executive
 officer and board of directors, and play an important leadership role in
 analyzing and communicating the key ways to look at the business.
     "We are extremely pleased to bring someone of Peter's caliber to ShopKo
 Stores, Inc.," said Bender.  "His retail and financial background position him
 well for the leadership role he is taking on here."
     ShopKo Stores, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Green Bay,
 Wis., operates 370 retail stores in 23 states, primarily in the Midwest,
 Western Mountain and Pacific Northwest regions.  Retail operations include
 141 specialty discount stores operating under the ShopKo name in mid-sized and
 larger cities, and 229 Pamida discount stores in smaller, rural communities.
 For more information about ShopKo or Pamida visit the website at
 http://www.shopko.com
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995.  Such statements are subject to important factors which could cause
 ShopKo's actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the
 forward-looking statements.  These factors include those referenced in
 ShopKo's current Annual Report on Form 10-K or as may be described from time
 to time in ShopKo's subsequent SEC filings and such factors are incorporated
 by reference.
 
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SOURCE ShopKo Stores, Inc.
    GREEN BAY, Wis., April 27 /PRNewswire/ -- ShopKo Stores, Inc. (NYSE:   SKO)
 today announced it has named Peter J. O'Donnell as vice president - controller
 of the 370 store retail corporation.  O'Donnell, 41, joins ShopKo from
 Borders, a Detroit, Mich., based retail chain, where he served in a variety of
 financial roles.  Prior to his nine years with Borders and its sister company
 Waldenbooks, O'Donnell was with May Department Stores' corporate financial
 team in St. Louis, Mo., as well as Ernst & Young.  As corporate controller,
 O'Donnell will report to Brian Bender, senior vice president and chief
 financial officer of ShopKo Stores, Inc., and have overall responsibility for
 all general accounting functions associated with the corporation.  In
 addition, O'Donnell will provide strategic counsel to the chief executive
 officer and board of directors, and play an important leadership role in
 analyzing and communicating the key ways to look at the business.
     "We are extremely pleased to bring someone of Peter's caliber to ShopKo
 Stores, Inc.," said Bender.  "His retail and financial background position him
 well for the leadership role he is taking on here."
     ShopKo Stores, Inc., a Fortune 500 company headquartered in Green Bay,
 Wis., operates 370 retail stores in 23 states, primarily in the Midwest,
 Western Mountain and Pacific Northwest regions.  Retail operations include
 141 specialty discount stores operating under the ShopKo name in mid-sized and
 larger cities, and 229 Pamida discount stores in smaller, rural communities.
 For more information about ShopKo or Pamida visit the website at
 http://www.shopko.com
 
     This press release contains forward-looking statements within the meaning
 of the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act
 of 1995.  Such statements are subject to important factors which could cause
 ShopKo's actual results to differ materially from those anticipated by the
 forward-looking statements.  These factors include those referenced in
 ShopKo's current Annual Report on Form 10-K or as may be described from time
 to time in ShopKo's subsequent SEC filings and such factors are incorporated
 by reference.
 
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