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Albertsons and Safeway name post-merger leadership team


Boise, Idaho - Albertsons and Safeway Inc. announced the new senior leadership team and division leaders for the combined company that will take effect upon the closing of their proposed merger. The deal is expected to close in a few months.

Safeway president and CEO Robert Edwards will serve as CEO of the combined company and current Albertsons CEO Bob Miller will become executive chairman.

The combined company will operate nearly 2,400 stores different banners, including Safeway, Vons, Pavilions, Randalls, Tom Thumb, Carrs, Acme, Albertsons, Jewel-Osco, Lucky, Shaws, Star Market, Super Saver, Amigos, Market Street and United Supermarkets. The new company will be comprised of three regions and 14 retail divisions that will be supported by corporate offices in Boise, ID, Pleasanton, CA, and Phoenix.

"We are confident in this team's ability to build a great company that's positioned to win over the long term by earning the loyalty of grocery shoppers in every market we serve and delivering superior operational and financial results,” said Safeway president and CEO Robert Edwards.

Shareholders of both companies approved the merger on July 25 and the deal is now under review by the Federal Trade Commission but is expected to close during the fourth quarter.. Key personnel appointments include:

Key personnel appointments include:

• Bob Gordon, executive VP & general counsel

• Shane Sampson, executive VP, marketing & merchandising

• Andy Scoggin, executive VP, HR, labor relations, public affairs & government affairs

• Jerry Tidwell, executive VP, supply chain & manufacturing

• Lee Wilson, executive VP & chief administrative officer

• Bob Dimond, executive VP & CFO,

• Justin Ewing, executive VP, corporate development & real estate

• Barry Libenson, interim executive VP & CIO

• Wayne Denningham, executive VP & COO, South Region

• Justin Dye, executive VP & COO, East Region

• Kelly Griffith, executive VP & COO, North Region

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