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Kroger to announce multi-year support of Keep Indianapolis Beautiful & major new recycling partnership with Community Recycling Solutions Inc.

INDIANAPOLIS – (April15, 2011) At a special celebration at 10:00 AM Monday morning (April 18th) at Kroger’s store at 71st & Binford, The Kroger Co.’s Central Division will announce a multi-year commitment to Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB). Participating in the event will be representatives from KIB, the Office of the Mayor, Binford Redevelopment & Growth (BRAG), AbiBow Recycling LLC and Community Recycling Solutions Inc.

This enhancement to the Kroger-KIB partnership follows Kroger’s three-year pledge to KIB covering 2008-2010. Details are contained in a news release to be sent Monday morning.

In a separate announcement during the same event, Kroger will announce successful completion of a recycling pilot program with Community Recycling Solutions Inc. of Franklin, Indiana. Details of that announcement, which includes a significant increase in recycling activity at Kroger stores across the region, are included in a second, separate news release to be sent Monday morning.

The Kroger Co. has been serving local communities for 128 years. The Kroger Central Division has 148 food stores, 123 pharmacies and 64 fuel centers operating under five banners; Kroger, Scott’s, Owen’s, Hilander and Pay Less, with locations primarily in Indiana and Illinois, in addition to five stores in Missouri, one in Michigan and one in Ohio. Kroger Central Division is dedicated to supporting every local community it serves, contributing more than $13.3 million in 2010 to local organizations, primarily focusing on hunger relief, K-12 education, health causes and diversity. At Kroger we value: honesty, respect, inclusion, diversity, safety and integrity.