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Stater Bros. Campaigns to Fight Heart Disease and Stroke... At All Stater Bros. Supermarket Locations
Date:2/5/2009

Stater Bros. has raised over $1.9 million in the last seven years

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Feb. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Stater Bros. is once again partnering with the American Heart Association during the month of February, which is National Heart Month, to help fight heart disease and stroke. All 165 Stater Bros. Supermarkets are conducting the "Have A Heart, Save A Heart" campaign to raise money for the American Heart Association.

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Stater Bros.' customers can participate by purchasing red paper hearts for $1 each and gold paper hearts for $5 each. The paper hearts are scannable at the register and will be added to the customer's total bill and shown on the receipt for easy recordkeeping. Customers are welcome to write their name or the name of a loved one on the hearts, which will be displayed inside the store.

This is the eighth consecutive year that Stater Bros. has participated in an in-store campaign to benefit the American Heart Association. "Have A Heart, Save A Heart" is the largest campaign of this type in the American Heart Association's Western States Affiliate. Last year, Stater Bros. customers and employees raised over $500,000 for the American Heart Association. To date, customers and employees of Stater Bros. have raised over $1.9 million to support research and provide programs to educate the communities served by Stater Bros. about the risks of heart disease and stroke.

"The Stater Bros. 'Family' of Employees is very happy to be able to give back because in some way or another we have all been affected or know someone who has been affected by heart disease or stroke," stated Jack H. Brown, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Stater Bros. Markets. "We are glad to continue to assist the American Heart Association in their fight."

About the American Heart Association

The American Heart Association is the largest voluntary health organization fighting heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases in communities across America. These diseases devastate millions of Americans of all ages and cause nearly 950,000 deaths each year. The Association funded $14.6 million in research in California, Nevada and Utah, as well as public and professional education and community service programs.

About Stater Bros.

Stater Bros. was founded in 1936 in Yucaipa, California, and has grown steadily through the years to become the largest privately owned Supermarket Chain in Southern California and the largest private employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County, with annual sales in 2008 of $3.74 billion. Last year, Stater Bros. contributed over $15 million in support of nonprofit organizations in the communities it serves, with an emphasis on worthy programs that benefit hunger relief, health and nutrition, and education. The Company currently operates 165 Supermarkets, and there are over 19,000 members of the Stater Bros. "Family" of Employees.

STATER BROS. MARKETS...SERVING SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA FAMILIES FOR OVER 73 YEARS


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