Safeway Inc. Board of Directors Accelerates Payment of Regular Quarterly Dividend

Thu Dec 6, 2012 9:00am EST

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  PLEASANTON, CA, Dec 06 (Marketwire) -- 
Safeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) announced that its Board of Directors yesterday
declared and approved an acceleration of its regular quarterly cash
dividend. The cash dividend of $0.175 per share will be payable on
December 31, 2012 to stockholders of record at the close of business on
December 17, 2012. This fourth quarter dividend has typically been paid
in January.

    Safeway Inc. is a Fortune 100 company and one of the largest food and
drug retailers in North America based on sales. The company operates
1,644 stores in the United States and western Canada and had annual sales
of $43.6 billion in 2011.


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