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Stater Bros. Markets Presents $1,143,000 Check to Muscular Dystrophy Association
Date:9/25/2008

Since 1986, Stater Bros. has raised over $6.1 Million for MDA

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Stater Bros. Markets is pleased to announce that a check for $1,143,000 was presented to the MDA during the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon over the recent Labor Day weekend. Stater Bros. has raised funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association for 23 consecutive years.

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Funds from this campaign will be used to send 1,000 children with Muscular Dystrophy to camp. Additional funds will be used to support vital research for neuromuscular disease, medical equipment, free support groups, clinics and funding wheelchairs for those who suffer from neuromuscular disease.

All 165 Stater Bros. Supermarkets participated in the MDA Aisles of Smiles for Jerry's Kids Campaign during the month of August. This campaign provided funds to MDA through the sale of participating products as well as through the sale of $1 and $5 Mobiles at the time of checkout. In addition, Stater Bros. has spearheaded the MDA Grocery Industry Alliance Program for the past three years. Stater Bros., its customers, and employees all helped in this fund raising effort.

To further assist, Stater Bros. also hosted an event this year for the families of the children who were going off to MDA Summer Camp.

"The Stater Bros. 'Family' of Employees is very pleased with the outcome of the MDA campaign," stated Jack H. Brown, Stater Bros. Chairman and CEO. "This year's fund raising efforts produced the largest amount ever raised by the Stater Bros. 'Family', and we are extremely proud to be able to assist the MDA in helping local families in the communities we are privileged to serve."

About the Muscular Dystrophy Association

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) is a not-for-profit voluntary health agency working to defeat muscular dystrophy and related disease through programs of worldwide research, comprehensive services, and far-reaching professional and public health education. The Association's programs are funded almost entirely by individual private contributors. To learn more about MDA, visit their website at http://www.mda.org.

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 employer in both San Bernardino County and Riverside County, with annual sales in 2007 of $3.7 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 72 YEARS

Contact:

Susan Atkinson

Vice President Corporate Affairs

Stater Bros. Markets

(909) 733-5038


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