press release

October 22, 2015

Contact:
Arlene Putterman
Stop & Shop NY Metro Division
(914) 251-2834
[email protected]

STOP & SHOP CONTINUES CONVERSION OF 25 FORMER A&P STORES IN GREATER NEW YORK Stores being converted to the Stop & Shop banner in waves

Purchase, NY (October 22, 2015) – The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC today announced it will continue the conversions of 25 A&P stores it is acquiring with a third wave beginning on Thursday, October 22nd. During this process, each wave of stores will temporarily close for approximately 7 days however the pharmacies and banks within these locations will remain open during the conversion process.

During this third wave, Stop & Shop will replace the current Butler store - located at 1506 State Route 23 - with the new store located in Kinnelon at 25 Kinnelon Road. Prescription records will be transferred to the new Kinnelon location. All associates from the Butler store location will be given the option to transfer to another Stop & Shop store in New Jersey.

The third wave schedule is below:

Store Expected Closure Date Expected Opening Date
Howard Beach, Queens – 156 01 Cross Bay Blvd. Thursday, October 15th Friday, October 30th
Huntington, Long Island - 60 Wall Street Thursday, October 22nd Friday, October 30th
The Bronx - 2136 Bartow Avenue Thursday, October 22nd Friday, October 30th
Brooklyn, New York - 2965 Cropsey Avenue Thursday, October 22nd Friday, October 30th
Flushing, New York - 3106 Farrington Street Thursday, October 22nd Friday, October 30th
Kinnelon, New Jersey - 25 Kinnelon Road Thursday, October 22nd Friday, October 30th

“Our store conversion team did a great job on opening the first wave of stores and customers are very pleased with the results. We can’t wait to open the second wave of stores to our customers on Friday, October 23rd in Greenvale, Springfield Gardens and Bronx, New York as well as South Orange, New Jersey,” said Don Sussman, president of Stop & Shop New York Metro Division.

While the extent of the remodels and addition of new amenities will vary by store, each store will reopen as a Stop & Shop store and be refreshed with modern décor, updated refrigeration systems, new lighting, state-of-the-art technology, and other improvements. New and vibrant signage will show Stop & Shop’s low prices and exciting promotions.

Stop & Shop’s signature fresh departments including the Produce, Bakery, Meat & Seafood Departments will be featured throughout the converted stores as key destinations. Other exciting offers include an extensive assortment of natural and organic products, including over 1,400 Nature’s Promise products as well as gluten-free and special diet selections. The Stop & Shop Card will offer customers automatic access to thousands of savings every time they shop plus Gas Extra Rewards. Peapod, the country’s leading Internet grocer, will also be available to service customers in all five New York City boroughs, in addition to Long Island, New Jersey and Connecticut markets.

About Stop & Shop

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Company LLC presently employs over 59,000 associates and operates 394 stores throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York and New Jersey. The company helps support local communities fight hunger, combat childhood cancer and promote general health and wellness – with emphasis on children’s educational and support programs. In its commitment to be a sustainable company, Stop & Shop is a member of the U.S. Green Building Council and EPA’s Smart Way program and has been recognized by the EPA for the superior energy management of its stores. Stop & Shop is an Ahold company. To learn more about Stop & Shop, visit stopandshop.com or www.facebook.com/stopandshop.

Cautionary notice

This press release includes forward-looking statements, which do not refer to historical facts but refer to expectations based on management's current views and assumptions and involve known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results, performance or events to differ materially from those included in such statements. These forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, statements as to the closing of the transaction. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from future results expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements. Many of these risks and uncertainties relate to factors that are beyond Ahold’s ability to control or estimate precisely, such as factors discussed in Ahold’s public filings and other disclosures. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this press release. Ahold does not assume any obligation to update any public information or forward-looking statements in this press release to reflect subsequent events or circumstances, except as may be required by applicable laws.