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April 14, 2014
16:07 EDTSWYSafeway completes spin-off of Blackhawk Network Holdings
Safeway completed the distribution to its stockholders of 37,838,709 shares of Class B common stock of Blackhawk Networks Holdings owned by Safeway. After the completion of the distribution, Safeway no longer owns any shares of Class B common stock of Blackhawk. The distribution by Safeway was made in the form of a pro rata common stock dividend, of its Class B common stock equity interest in Blackhawk to all Safeway stockholders of record on April 3. Safeway stockholders have received 0.164291 of a share of Blackhawk Class B common stock, in book-entry form, for every share of Safeway common stock held as of the close of business on April 3. No fractional shares of Blackhawk Class B common stock were distributed. Instead, Safeway stockholders will receive cash in lieu of any fraction of a share of Blackhawk Class B common stock that they otherwise would have received. Starting on April 15, the when-issued market for Safeway common stock on the New York Stock Exchange, previously trading under the symbol "SWYWI" or "SWY-WI" on certain websites, will no longer be available and the "regular way" market for Safeway will be trading "ex" or, in other words, without the entitlement of the shares of Blackhawk Class B common stock.
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December 19, 2014
16:23 EDTSWYSupervalu to provide distribution, transition services to Haggen
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16:08 EDTSWYSafeway, Albertsons confirm agreements to sell 168 stores to four buyers
AB Acquisition LLC and Safeway (SWY) announced that they have entered into agreements, subject to approval by the Federal Trade Commission to sell 168 stores across eight states to four buyers: Associated Food Stores will purchase eight stores in Montana and Wyoming; Associated Wholesale Grocers / Minyards will purchase 12 stores in Texas; SUPERVALU (SVU) will purchase two stores in Washington; and Haggen will purchase 146 stores across Arizona, California, Nevada, Oregon and Washington. Divestiture of these stores is being undertaken in order to secure FTC clearance of the companies' proposed merger, which was announced in March and is expected to close in January 2015. The purchase agreements with the four buyers are all subject to approval by the FTC. Under the terms of the purchase agreements, the buyers will acquire the stores, equipment and inventory, and they intend to hire most, if not all, of the store employees upon the closing of the purchase of the stores.

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