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SUPERVALU Names Robert V. Johnson Vice President, Investor Relations

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 17, 2008--SUPERVALU (NYSE: SVU) today announced that it has named Robert V. (Bob) Johnson vice president, investor relations, effective January 5, 2009. Johnson will be responsible for the company's overall investor relations strategy and will report to Pam Knous, SUPERVALU executive vice president and chief financial officer.

"Bob has a strong track record of building relationships with the financial community to effectively communicate key business strategies, specifically in the retail industry," said Knous. "I'm thrilled to have him join SUPERVALU and serve as our chief spokesperson to the investment and financial community."

Johnson comes to SUPERVALU following 32 years with J.C. Penney Corporation, Inc., during which he served in a number of capacities within the company's finance function, including accounting, internal audit, financial reporting and investor relations. In his recent role as vice president of investor relations, Johnson led investor communications through key company events including the company's turnaround process and the divestiture of Eckerd Drugstores, and developed the company's investor messaging related to its long-range strategies. Johnson holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Nebraska.

Johnson will succeed David Oliver, who has served in the vice president, investor relations role on an interim basis since earlier this year. Oliver will continue to serve in a leadership role within the company's finance department.

About SUPERVALU Inc.

SUPERVALU INC. is one of the largest companies in the United States grocery channel with estimated annual sales of $45 billion. SUPERVALU holds leading market share positions across the U.S. with approximately 2,500 retail grocery locations, including nearly 920 in-store pharmacies. Through SUPERVALU's nationwide supply chain network, the company provides distribution and related logistics support services to more than 2,500 independent retailers and other grocery endpoints across the country. SUPERVALU has approximately 190,000 employees. For more information about SUPERVALU visit www.supervalu.com.

\ CONTACT: SUPERVALU
Investors:
Jean Giese, 952-828-4939
jean.giese@supervalu.com
or
Media:
Haley Meyer, 952-828-4786
haley.meyer@supervalu.com

Source: SUPERVALU Inc.